Saturday, 20 June 2020

SAFE HIRING OF HOMECARE DURING COVID


JOIN ME AND CO-PRESENTER MIKE GEORGE FOR A VIRTUAL GROUP SESSION ON SAFELY HIRING HOME CARE DURING COVID! DETAILS AND REGISTRATION HERE - Thursday, June 25th at Noon, eastern time

Here's the press release! 



The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many frightened family caregivers to assess whether or not it’s safe to have health care professionals in the home. Many families have let go all their home care staff while others have weighed risks and retained only one or two helpers whom they know and trust. Still others may not have needed home help prior to mid-March, but with the lockdown and closure of schools or day programs, those caregivers realize now that they can’t continue alone, without help.

Huddol.com Pros Donna Thomson and Mike George have more than 55 years of combined experience hiring, training and retaining home care workers for their own families. As the co-founder of Soaring Families, Mike is an expert in locating and developing long-term, trusted relationships with paid carers to create the best home care experience. Donna is an author and care coach who also facilitates the Caregiving Essentials course at McMaster University.

Donna and Mike put their heads together to identify the particular challenges faced by caring families today due to safety concerns about bringing in outside help resulting from the pandemic. They decided to co-present a group session on Huddol.com based on their ideas about what SAFE home care looks like during COVID-19.

In this interactive online group session, Mike will highlight the barriers and the FEARS that families often face when considering hiring home care personnel, and illuminate the realities of when and why home help is actually helpful.

He will walk through a simple but practical process to help you determine whether or not it is SAFE to bring a paid carer into your home in this COVID-19 world.

And finally, Mike will deconstruct how TRUST works in relationships between home care staff and family members so you can reply confidently to, “How do I know when it’s safe to leave my loved one alone with a paid carer?”

Donna will review the ins and outs of maintaining a COVID-free environment at home. Screening before shifts, accessing and using PPE, disinfecting the home and managing COVID-related emergency planning are just some of the topics that Donna will cover.

Donna’s and Mike’s style is conversational and in this interactive session, participants will have lots of opportunities to share experiences and creatively problem-solve home care challenges in a supportive group setting.

This virtual group session will be on June 25th at Noon (EDT). Registration details are HERE and the participant cost is $10 USD. . Hope to see you there!

Donna and Mike