20 January 2021
Hourly care providers have care workers having to home school their children and isolate if a family member has the virus. Care workers catch the virus themselves and their days available to their agency again are lost. Providing care to an older person who has diagnosed means withdrawal for the isolation period required. The result is care workers who can work must be asked to increase their working hours. Managing staff have increased stress as they try to ensure that every person needing care has reliable support.
Able Community Care, a live-in care provider, has adapted it’s working practices. The office has two people working daily, and everyone else works from home. Many clients need to shield, and so our amazing conscientious carers who work through Able Community Care, many have agreed to extend their live-in periods to continue to provide safe support when it is possible.Many care workers travel by public transport, and we work with new timetables for bus, train and flights as part of the daily management of our client’s care.