My Nan is 88 and had a stroke last year which left her with memory problems and unsteady walking. She also had high blood pressure & other problems so is definitely at risk but needs someone with her 24/7 to prevent accidents, use stair lift etc.
My sister currently lives with her and is her primary carer, however she works part time in hospital so me and my mum take it in turns to care for Nan while she works.
Obviously working in hospital puts my sister at much greater risk of catching/passing the virus and the situation at hospital is getting bad, running out of full PPE etc.
I had to travel to work in central London yesterday, though I’ve just been told I can WFH, my mum is still expected to work in a small office so we could both be carrying the virus.
None of us know what to do for the best, we know if Nan catches it she will suffer. We have no idea how truly contagious it is and how easily we can pass it to Nan.
Would it be better to
arrange a live-in carer to minimise the number of people she interacts with?
remove my sister from caring duties as she is most at risk from working in hospital?
or carry on as normal betwen the 3 of us taking all the precautions washing hands, wiping down etc?