When people think of in-home care services, they likely picture an older woman living alone in a single family home who has a single caregiver visit as needed. While that may fit with most of the statistics—women live longer than men, people prefer to age in the homes they have known and loved for years—in-home care can be delivered in a variety of settings.
Just as people of all ages and abilities have different interests and strengths, in-home care can occur in a diverse array of places.
The global spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to a lot of questions about alternatives to nursing homes with everyone now being asked to “social distance” and what it means to be safe, or safely cared for, during a pandemic.
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