So, COVID cases are on the rise across the country. However, my family recently decided to bring caregivers back into the house on a week-by-week basis. We’re taking plenty of precautions, including masks, gloves, and social distancing. Also, my dad is taking care of my personal hygiene, so the PCAs don’t have to get too close to me.
In my latest column, I talk about our decision to reintroduce PCAs, and how much we’ve missed having them around as part of the family.
Have you considered reintroducing hired caregivers?
I have maintained my caregivers throughout the pandemic but since late February we have had a strict glove and mask policy in our home. My caregivers happen to have medically vulnerable family members living in their own homes so they have been taking the pandemic seriously and refraining from risky behaviors when not working.
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