Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCov outbreak

Children may respond to stress in different ways such as being more clingy, anxious, withdrawing, angry or agitated, bedwetting etc.

Respond to you child’s reactions in a supportive way, listen to their concerns and give them extra love and attention.

Children need adults’ love and attention during difficult times. Give them extra time and attention.

Remember to listen to your children, speak kindly and reassure them.

If possible, make opportunities for the child to play and relax.

Try and keep children close to their parents and family and avoid separating children and their caregivers to the extent possible. If separation occurs (e.g. hospitalization) ensure regular contact (e.g. via phone) and re-assurance.

Keep to regular routines and schedules as much as possible, or help create new ones in a new environment, including school/learning as well as time for safely playing and relaxing.

Provide facts about what has happened, explain what is going on now and give them clear information about how to reduce their risk of being infected by the disease in words that they can understand depending on their age.

This also includes providing information about what could happen in a re-assuring way (e.g. a family member and/or the child may start not feeling well and may have to go to the hospital for sometime so doctors can help them feel better).

STOP, Drop and Leave – A New Service to Help Our Clients

The Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health is urging older adults and those with underlying medical conditions and compromised immune systems to stay home.

To help make it easier for seniors to practice physical distancing and to self-isolate, we are offering a new shopping service. This service allows our clients to get the groceries and other items they need, without having to leave their home or make contact with others, minimizing their risk of exposure to Covid-19.

How it works

Our caregivers will pick up groceries, medications and other supplies, and even dry cleaning so that our clients can stay safe and healthy.

Lists of items for pick-up can be sent to us via email and we will pick up and deliver them to the front door without face-to-face contact.

Our contactless delivery will be carried out by a caregiver who has been trained in proper sanitizing practices.

The caregiver will sanitize their hands before shopping and don gloves and a mask when moving the items from the car to the front door.

There is no need to open the door for the caregiver or to have any contact with them. The client can wait to retrieve the items once the caregiver has stepped away.

We’re here for you

Our priority has always been to provide the best in-home care to enable seniors can live safely in the comfort of their own homes. This has never been more important than it is right now.

This new service is just one more way that we can help keep our clients safe.

If you’d like to learn more about this or our other home care services, give us a call or send us an email.

We’re here for you.

Tel: 1.855.483.CARE (2273)