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Carers UK Forum • use of agency carers and PAs
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use of agency carers and PAs

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:22 pm
by Liz_15091
Does anyone have a view on if /when we should stop using agency carers and PA during this virus self isolation time.worrying for us all and we need the help but don't want the virus!!

Re: use of agency carers and PAs

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 9:44 pm
by Sue_191012
I decided to cancel my mums carers when the lockdown started. Although she only has one carer a day for half an hour to help get washed and dressed etc, I decided that it would be safer for myself to undertake this care rather than a minimum of four different girls coming into mums house over the week. I am still continuing to do this until I feel the risk has lessened, it is hard work as I also pop up to do her lunch also but hold onto the fact that it won’t last forever and that I can reinstate the carers again at some point.