During this unprecedented time of uncertainty, there is no higher priority than the health and wellbeing of our clients, staff and the community. As healthcare professionals, we have an important role to play in supporting our most vulnerable members of our community with COVID-19.
We would like to assure you myHomecare is following the most up-to-date information from the Australian Government to assist with the management of this situation. We have coordinated a specific COVID-19 Crisis Team to prioritise client and staff safety while continuing to provide essential homecare services.
Whilst this situation is changing daily, please be assured that we have solid systems in place to respond to any further developments and taking all measures to ensure the safety of our clients, staff and the community. Be sure to read all of our COVID-19 updates below and continue to check our dedicated myHomecare COVID-19 landing page for regular developments from myHomecare.
We are all in this together.
The myHomecare Management team
How to support older Australians to remain healthy at home
Ageing Australians and those with complex health conditions are more susceptible to germs and viruses including COVID-19. Here are some simple tips to safeguard you and your elderly loved ones so they can remain safe and conformable in their own home:
- Speak to your doctor or caregiver about your medication and medical equipment (oxygen, incontinence, dialysis, wound care) and arrange to have extra supplies
- Shop online to minimise exposure to germs and viruses
- Closely monitor your food supplies so there are sufficient non-perishable food items (canned vegetables, fruit and soups, pasta, rice and long-life milk)
This will help you to maintain a healthy balanced diet. If you care for a loved one living in a care facility, closely monitor the situation, ask about the health of the other residents frequently, and familiarise yourself with the protocol should there be an outbreak. Visit the government website.