Pandemic Upends the Lives of individuals With Disabilities as well as Their Caregivers

 

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Some caregivers have stuck around; others have quit. And many clients who lose their caregivers also lose independence. Every respondent to an April survey of nearly 500 Wisconsinites with disabilities and older adults said the pandemic had disrupted their caregiving service.

Wisconsin Watch conducted a dozen interviews with people with disabilities, their family members and caregivers across Wisconsin. Pandemic Upends The Lives Of People With Disabilities — And Of Their Caregivers. Bram Sable-Smith, Wisconsin Public Radio, June 17, 2020.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Stacy Ellingen, 34, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, lost two of the three caregivers she depends on to dress, shower, eat and use the bathroom. The caregivers — both University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh students — returned to. Pandemic Upends the Lives of People with Disabilities and of Their Caregivers. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Stacy Ellingen, 34, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, lost two of the three caregivers she depends on to dress, shower, eat and use the bathroom. The caregivers — both University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh students — returned to their parents.

Pandemic upends the lives of people with disabilities—and of their caregivers by Bram Sable-Smith, Wisconsin Public Radio, Kaiser Health News Credit: CC0 Public Domain When the COVID-19 pandemic. For residents with disabilities who need caregivers in order to live and work independently, the pandemic is adding hurdles. These visiting aides take on demanding duties and are typically paid. For residents with disabilities who need caregivers in order to live and work independently, the pandemic is adding hurdles.

These visiting aides take on demanding duties and are typically paid about $12 an hour in Wisconsin. Pandemic Upends The Lives Of People With Disabilities — And Of Their Caregivers. Jun 19, 2020.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Stacy Ellingen, 34, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, lost two of the three caregivers she depends on to dress, shower, eat and use the bathroom. The caregivers — both University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh students — returned to their parents’ homes when the university canceled in. For residents with disabilities who need caregivers in order to live and work independently, the pandemic is adding hurdles.

These visiting aides take on demanding duties and are typically paid. Pandemic Upends The Lives Of People With Disabilities — And Of Their Caregivers. A diving accident in 1987 left all of Matt Ford’s limbs paralyzed.

One of his caregivers, Grace Brunette. Some caregivers have stuck around; others have quit. And many clients who lose their caregivers also lose independence. Every respondent to an April survey of nearly 500 Wisconsinites with disabilities and older adults said the pandemic had disrupted their caregiving service.

Wisconsin Watch conducted a dozen interviews with people with disabilities, their family members and caregivers across Wisconsin.

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The committee acknowledges that, in the midst of an influenza pandemic, many people outside the traditional healthcare workforce will become caregivers, including many family members, and they may need access to PPE.

“Preventing Transmission of Pandemic Influenza and Other Viral Respiratory Diseases: Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Personnel: Update 2010” by Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Committee on Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Personnel to Prevent Transmission of Pandemic Influenza and Other Viral Respiratory Infections: Current Research Issues, Catharyn T. Liverman, Elaine L. Larson
from Preventing Transmission of Pandemic Influenza and Other Viral Respiratory Diseases: Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Personnel: Update 2010
by Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy, et. al.
National Academies Press, 2011

The committee also recognizes that in the event of pandemic influenza, many sick individuals will be treated at home; thus, caregivers and other family members will be in close proximity to infected individuals and will face much the same risks of exposure as those experienced by healthcare workers.

“Reusability of Facemasks During an Influenza Pandemic: Facing the Flu” by Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Committee on the Development of Reusable Facemasks for Use During an Influenza Pandemic
from Reusability of Facemasks During an Influenza Pandemic: Facing the Flu
by Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Committee on the Development of Reusable Facemasks for Use During an Influenza Pandemic
National Academies Press, 2006

In addition, early in a looming pandemic, voluntary isolation of sick patients and quarantine of exposed contacts, combined with the suspension of certain social activities, may decrease the spread of disease.

“Netter's Infectious Diseases E-Book” by Elaine C. Jong, Dennis L. Stevens
from Netter’s Infectious Diseases E-Book
by Elaine C. Jong, Dennis L. Stevens
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

The pandemic is a moment for health workers to reflect on our own work and our own position in that same system.

“There Is No Outside: Covid-19 Dispatches” by Verso Books
from There Is No Outside: Covid-19 Dispatches
by Verso Books
Verso Books, 2020

Mental health patients who are in the community are at risk for developing more anxiety about the arriving pandemic, particularly if they are already treated for anxiety

“Psychiatry of Pandemics: A Mental Health Response to Infection Outbreak” by Damir Huremović
from Psychiatry of Pandemics: A Mental Health Response to Infection Outbreak
by Damir Huremović
Springer International Publishing, 2019

Disabilities cover a wide range of conditions of the body and mind (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2015).

“Client Education: Theory and Practice” by Miller, Pamella Rae Stoeckel
from Client Education: Theory and Practice
by Miller, Pamella Rae Stoeckel
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2017

Placing the affected individual in isolation also heightens the awareness of contagious infectious disease among caregivers, thus improving biosecurity practices in the facility.

“Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician” by Bonnie Ballard, Ryan Cheek
from Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician
by Bonnie Ballard, Ryan Cheek
Wiley, 2016

Public health specialists also believe that the world must be vigilant about the possibility that a major pandemic could arise from a newly emerging or re-emerging infectious disease.

“Global Health 101, Fourth Edition” by Richard Skolnik
from Global Health 101, Fourth Edition
by Richard Skolnik
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2019

Health care workers should also encourage patients to develop their own pandemic preparedness plans with their families.

“Clinical Infectious Disease” by David Schlossberg
from Clinical Infectious Disease
by David Schlossberg
Cambridge University Press, 2008

Focus on assisting the client to cope with the social isolation issues that exist during the period of illness and on teaching the client and family the critical measures of screening, preventing respiratory disease, and the transmission of infectious airborne disease.

“Saunders Canadian Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN” by Linda Anne Silvestri
from Saunders Canadian Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN
by Linda Anne Silvestri
Elsevier Health Sciences Division, 2016

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