MOORESTOWN, NJ — A Moorestown based home care center is giving back to the nursing home workers who have cared for the elderly throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
TLC Home Care Services is hosting a recognition luncheon for those who are taking care of the sick and the elderly during the pandemic in the ballroom at the Moorestown Community House on March 31.
“Home Health Aides and Nurses Assistants are the unsung heroes of the pandemic,” TLC Home Healthcare Services Owner and President Kelly McCabe said. “They don’t get the same recognition as other frontline workers, yet they also go into work every day in uncertain, unprecedented times, often putting themselves at risk to take care of other people’s loved ones. We wanted to do something just for them.”
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TLC is partnering with the Community House, Georgetti’s Catering in Cinnaminson and Spavia Day Spa in Moorestown to provide the lunch for 40 workers in the long-term care facility.
Guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the state for preventing the further spread of the coronavirus will be followed, McCabe said.
The event will include special awards, a pampering goodie bag and a catered meal.
Coronavirus hit long-term care facilities especially hard during the pandemic, which has now gone on for more than a year. The state Department of Health lists 18 deaths due to the coronavirus linked to nursing homes in Burlington County as of Friday. The list breaks down the number of cases and deaths by nursing home.
The state lists nursing homes that have outbreaks, and TLC is not currently listed.
“Studies show that 92 percent of people over the age of 65 prefer home care and in fact, by 2030, the number of people aged 65 and older is expected to rise to 70 million, or about 20 percent of the American population,” McCabe said. “This growing population will require more caregivers to accommodate them and there is already a shortage of them. At TLC, we feel if we treat our caregivers well and like family, they will, in turn continue to take good care of our clients. They are amazing, and with what they have gone through this past year, it is the least we can do.”
TLC provides two levels of non-medical care for residents in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties.
One level is companion and homemaker services, in which trained care specialists provide a helping hand around the house.
The second level, personal care services, includes added support from a state-certified nurse assistant or home health aide who can also help with feeding, incontinence care, bathing, personal hygiene, medication reminders and monitoring vital signs.
TLC specializes in dementia care for residents of any age, and serves clients ages 18-103. For more information, call 856-234 -8700 or visit www.tlchomecareservices.com.
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