How the Coronavirus Pandemic Impacts Home Health Care Option – Help Choose Home S03 E01


As we learn to navigate life during the coronavirus pandemic, you may be wondering how home health care options have been impacted.

Are you a family caregiver who has utilized or is considering using in-home care?
Are you considering moving your parents out of a senior living facility into your own home, but know you will still need caregiving assistance?

Does your aging parent need help at home, but with COVID-19 as a very real threat to people over the age of 65, you worry about how safe it would be to have a caregiver in your loved one’s home?

Are you like me, a mature adult who feels strongly about aging in place, and you want to know how COVID-19 may have reshaped the home care landscape?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, today’s episode is perfect for you.

To kick off Season Three of Help Choose Home, host Merrily Orsini welcomes Lora Masci Weagle, Director of Client Relations, and Adrianne Mann, RN, BSN, MSHA, Executive Director of HCR Home Care, which has been providing in-home care services for clients in upstate New York since 1978. Specifically, we discuss:

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 on home health care options
Enhanced protocol steps HCR Home Care is taking to keep clients and staff safe
The importance of educating and collaborating with referral sources
The role of telehealth in connecting with clients to ensure necessary services are continuing
Lessons from the pandemic that will positively impact home health care going forward
Be sure to check out Help Choose Home for Season 3, Episode 1 show notes and our full library of podcasts dedicated to helping families learn more about home health care options.

Listen to the full interview with Lora Masci Weagle and Adrianne Mann, in the Help Choose Home podcast series to learn more. This episode and others in the series can be found on iTunes, Google, or on any device at

The Help Choose Home podcast series provides information and resources to help those with a care need learn more about healthcare at home. Podcasts are hosted by Merrily Orsini, president and CEO of corecubed, a marketing firm dedicated exclusively to helping aging care providers grow their business.

Help Choose Home is a collaborative effort by the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC), Axxess, and corecubed to educate the public about the many benefits of the in-home care industry, which includes non-medical home care, private duty nursing care, medical home health, hospice, and other in-home health and wellness services.


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