What Family Caregivers Should Do if They Contract COVID-19
If You Begin to Feel Ill
Create a Plan
Don’t wait until you get sick to make a plan of action. Added stress will not help you recover or make the best decisions. Here are some things you can do now to prepare:
- Create a will, and designate a medical power of attorney. Make sure this information is added to your medical record.
- Stock up on any medical supplies, OTC medications and household items your older adult needs in case someone else has to take over your caregiving.
- Have a plan for your older adult. Don’t wait until the last minute to find a caregiver if you get sick. Determine who could care for your older adult if the situation were to arise. The best choice is a ComForCare professional caregiver who is specially trained in all aspects of in-home care.