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Coronavirus. Deaths at care homes in the UK. Why live in care is the safest option?

Rapid coronavirus spread is a major concern. In these unsettling times we need to come together and help those who are most at risk – the Elderly. Many of us still think that care homes are the safest and most affordable care service when it comes to providing support for struggling seniors.

Unfortunately, recent reports from across the UK and Europe prove otherwise.

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Tragic death toll in care homes due to coronavirus

Care homes all over Europe struggle to keep their residents healthy during COVID-19 outbreak. The Elderly are considered to be most at risk when coming in contact with coronavirus. Italy, Spain, France and Sweden reported hundreds of deaths. In the Madrid region 3,000 elderly residents died in care homes – over 2,000 more in comparison to last year.

The same tragic news came from the UK. Last week 13 residents at a Glasgow care home have died, after two members of staff at Burlington Court care home have tested positive for coronavirus.

The spokeswoman for Scottish institution claims, that staff follows the procedures put in place by NHS as well as closely monitoring the health of other residents and workers. Scottish Government drafted a heartfelt statement:

Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those affected as well as the staff and wider community. These are unprecedented times and our social care sector is working under very challenging circumstances to care for people during the pandemic.

The social care sector plays a vital role in supporting people to live well in their homes or in a homely setting and we will do everything we can to support the sector to provide people with the support they need.

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Why live in care is the safest option during the coronavirus pandemic?

If you wish to keep elderly loved one safe, you simply cannot ignore these reports. Once again the live in care model proves to be the best and safest option, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.

Workers at care homes make every effort to ensure safety of their patients. However, wearing  personal protective equipment (PPE) may not be enough as workers have to go back to their homes every single day. They still have contact with their families, thus are more likely to be infected with coronavirus.

Providing your elderly loved one with live-in carer is the best way to make sure they are safe and sound in their own homes – as per NHS’ and the Government advise on social distancing.

Carers from Veritas Care are highly trained and know how to handle emergency situations. They follow hygiene and infection control measures as set out by the NHS.

At Veritas Care we also advise not to have unnecessary visitors, it puts seniors and their carer at risk. We understand that the circumstances are difficult, and we all miss our family, but nowadays technology allow us to keep in touch easily.