Schools, parks, libraries and most public places have been closed for months as parents stayed home with antsy children. There also seemed to be an abrupt pause on playdates and extracurricular activities leaving parents to keep their children educated and entertained with little to no breaks. Needless to say a relaxing massage would have been divine in such a stressful time.
Fast forward a few months later and the provincial re-opening strategy is slowly starting to take shape in the Toronto area, but child care continues to be a challenge. And like many mothers, you’re likely putting your family’s needs ahead of your own. Even the thought of a deep tissue massage or that much needed physiotherapy follow-up seems like a luxury of time you can’t afford. Or perhaps you’ve been casually thinking about orthotics to support your aching feet after keeping up with the kids all day. As businesses begin to reopen with new protocols, it's natural to feel a little uncertain about scheduling personal appointments. As we continue through the slow recovery process, there is hope beyond this pandemic.
The resurgence of house calls are on the rise!
In an era gone by, doctors routinely conducted house visits which made it easier for stay at home mothers and the elderly. In the 21st Century a lot has changed, including making appointments to see your family doctor at their clinic. Ironically, the pandemic of 2020 has brought everyone back home. While the effects of COVID-19 have been life altering for the vast majority, there have been some innovative solutions that continue to emerge. Technology and a little creativity has allowed healthcare to be accessible in the privacy of your home.
Practitioners are using a number of platforms to connect with patients online and even simply using the phone. It’s far easier and safer to find a quiet spot in your home than trying to arrange child care while provincial restrictions are still in place. For those appointments that require in-person visits, like massage therapy and orthotic assessments, you can use your backyard, balcony or any well ventilated room in your home. The hybrid approach, which includes both virtual and in-person appointments, ultimately presents the best of both worlds with peace of mind. Plus, research continues to suggest being in less crowded areas, including clinics, is a great way to reduce your risk of being exposed to any infection.
Whether you’re a stay at home mother, or you’ve been thrust into working from home with your kids, it’s a great time to take advantage of mobile health care. Perhaps you’re feeling the effects of working in a makeshift office in your kitchen or dining room. Now is the time to have a qualified healthcare professional address your concerns directly in your home.
Challenging times call for innovative solutions! It might mean putting on another movie for your kids while you enjoy a relaxing massage on your patio or balcony from a registered massage therapist. As the saying goes, you can’t give from an empty cup, so it’s time to embrace some much needed mommy moments to be truly refreshed.
At HealthCasa we remain dedicated to providing the best in-home healthcare to support your family’s needs now. Our team includes experts in Registered Massage Therapy, Physiotherapy, Chiropody and Orthotics throughout Toronto. Most extended health insurance programs cover these services so it’s even easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Services are available 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Greater Toronto Area and adhere to all COVID-19 safety protocols according to Toronto Public Health guidelines.