To Keep or Not to Keep Caregivers: The COVID-19 Edition
Hey everyone. How are you all doing during this challenging time?
I’m sure things are a little stressful and chaotic being that the world feels like it flipped upside down. But, today I wanted to ask you how you are handling caregivers and the coronavirus.
I had to suspend my services until further notice because both of my PCAs work in hospitals part-time, and my back-up PCA’s wife works in a hospital. It just isn’t worth the risk to be exposed to them during this time.
While I’m incredibly fortunate to have my parents able to step in, I’m devastated and had a good cry on Monday when I let them go lol. My PCAs are the vehicle to my independence and to lose that for an unknown amount of time is really the last thing I wanted right now. Alas, I know it’s for the best. My health comes first.
Did you suspend caregiving services until things slow down a bit? What precautions are you taking with people coming in and out of your home?