As COVID-19 is a major concern among U.S. citizens, particularly seniors, it’s increasingly important for everyone to be knowledgeable of the virus and to take proper precautions. Assisting Hands Home Care in Hollywood, FL has worked with the state of Florida to remain compliant with state laws regarding home care. We are very thankful to be operating as an essential business and take your health and safety very seriously.
We understand the pandemic can set spread some cause for concern, but our caregivers are trained in proper sanitation technique and can help with daily tasks around the home to protect your health. Assisting Hands Home Care in Hollywood continues to monitor the news from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), State Department of Health, and the World Health Organization, as well as other local authorities.
Here are some resources on how best to stay updated on COVID-19:
Many coronavirus cases involve various mild symptoms of coughing and fever, but will vary from person to person. Senior citizens and those with compromised immune symptoms are more vulnerable to contract COVID-19 as it is a respiratory disease, experiencing troubled breathing, coughing, high fever, or a combination of the three. As our clients and families want to know how we are responding to COVID-19, Assisting Hands Home Care is fully committed to protecting the health and safety of all senior citizens in our community.
How Assisting Hands Home Care in Hollywood is Responding to COVID-19
Assisting Hands Home Care in Hollywood is also taking a number of steps to protect our clients and their families. We do our best to follow each of these practices recommended by the WHO, CDC, and other local authorities.
- We are advising caregivers to avoid visiting clients if they have been in areas with a known COVID-19 outbreak or may have been exposed.
- We ask that all seniors stay at home and to practice social distancing as frequently as possible. Those who remain at home face a far lesser risk of becoming sick and our caregivers are ready to help while doing so at a distance, such as conduct light cleaning and grocery shopping.
- We are doing everything we can to protect the health and safety of each of our caregivers and clients and will make updates to our practices as needed.
- If any caregivers are sick or have expressed symptoms, we ask them to stay at home.
- An emergency preparedness plan has been put in place that is being followed throughout the pandemic.
- For clients living in assisted living facilities, we are working with them to follow their protocols to continue providing them with the home care they need.
Grocery Store Senior Hours
Looking for a quiet time to shop? Here are some of the senior hours for local grocery stores in your neighborhood.
- BJ’s Wholesale Club: 8 – 9 AM daily
- Costco: Tuesday – Thursday 8 – 9 AM
- Target: Tuesday – Wednesday first hour of shopping (also reserved for those with underlying health concerns)
- Sam’s Club: Tuesday and Thursday: 7 – 9 AM (also reserved for those with underlying health concerns and disabilities)
- Walmart: First hour of business
- Dollar General: First hour stores are open (also reserved for those with underlying health concerns)
- Kroger: Monday – Thursday 7 – 8 AM (please check specific store to confirm hours)
- Publix: Tuesday and Wednesday 7 – 8 AM
- Whole Foods: everyday 8 – 9 AM
- Walgreens: Tuesday 8 – 9 AM
- Big Lots!: First hour of business
- The Fresh Market: Monday – Friday 8 – 9 AM
- Winn Dixie: Monday – Friday 8 – 9 AM
For more information on how we are responding to COVID-19 or for additional questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (954) 681-4430.