Beyond your standard attendant care tasks, care during COVID-19 can look like:
Dropping off groceries on behalf of the client
Preparing meals and delivering them to client’s door
Picking up and dropping off laundry at regular intervals
Child care support
Example: assistance with home schooling
Pet care support
Example: walking the dog
Daily prompts via SMS or phone calls
Example: taking a shower or taking medication
Virtual planning and sequencing via video or phone calls
Example: making a meal or dressing
Mental wellbeing check-ins via SMS or phone calls
Protecting clients and care workers.
Both care workers and clients answer questions about symptoms and exposure before the beginning of each visit.
Care workers are required to wear a face mask at each visit. They’re also provided an hourly stipend for the routine purchase of protective equipment and materials.
Strict Hygiene Protocol
Care workers follow strict hygiene standards. They must wash their hands and wipe down relevant surfaces at the beginning of each visit.
Exposure Protocol screener
All care workers that have had exposure to long-term care facilities or retirement homes in the past 30 days must self-quarantine for 14 days before they can attend any visits.