When you have chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease or hypertension, you may need to take care of people who are not physically close to you, or at home.
If you’re considering going for a medical procedure, the first step is to talk to your doctor about the type of care you’d like to receive.
Some people can use social distance to be close to a family member, and some can be able to stay in touch with friends and family.
You can also use social distances to help others in your community, and if you’re a teacher or carer, you can use it to keep yourself connected with your students.
To find out more about how to use distanced social care, we spoke to experts who have helped develop and implement social distances.
Read more about social distance.
Distanced social services are defined as services that can help people who have chronic health conditions stay close to others.
The term refers to the distance between two people that is set up to help people get better, as well as to avoid the perception that you’re avoiding a physical distance.
Distanced care can be used for the following types of people: people with chronic health problems like diabetes, cardiovascular disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or people with disabilities who have difficulties with social interaction or communication, such a blind person, or someone with autism.
It can also help people with mental health problems, chronic pain, substance use, or mental illness.
Social distancing can also be used to provide support to people who need it most.
You could ask your carer to stay at home, or a friend or relative can stay at a hotel.
If your carers needs are complicated, you could also arrange a social distancer appointment with a professional to discuss your needs.
What types of services can be done by social distancers?
You can use distancing to help with a range of people, such carers and friends, family members, or even family members of someone with a disability, if the carer or friend can’t be there.
Social Distancing can help to keep friends and neighbours close and in touch.
You’ll need to make sure you’re not causing physical harm to the person you’re distancing, or they won’t feel comfortable being with you.
This can include making sure you aren’t driving a car with someone who has a disability and leaving the door open in the presence of someone who is.
You may also need to use the services if you are caring for someone with severe mental illness, or if your care partner has a mental illness and needs to be at home or in a hospital, or to someone who needs to go into hospital to be assessed.
For people with complex needs, you might need to ask the person to go out and look after themselves.
This could involve helping them with their shopping, going to a supermarket, and picking up groceries for them.
You might also need help with cleaning or maintaining the home or business.
You’d need to arrange for the carers or friends to help in these areas.
For example, you’d have to arrange to make deliveries to a shop, or make deliveries at a friend’s house.
What happens if the person doesn’t want to go?
In some circumstances, the person who is distancing won’t want you to be there, or might refuse to go.
You should always make sure that the person has a reason to stay and that they’re not in danger of physical harm.
For the person that’s distancing and isn’t a caregiver, you’ll need someone to be with them and stay at the place of distancing for at least one hour every 24 hours.
This is called social distaning, and it’s done for both the person and the care recipient.
What are the consequences of distanced services?
Distancing from people can be stressful, especially if the relationship isn’t healthy.
This includes the person not being able to get out of bed in the morning, and sometimes feeling scared of the person with the disability who has to come to the care home.
This means they may not have enough food, or may need some other support in the meantime.
There can also come a time when you’re feeling guilty for not distancing.
For many people, the emotional toll of distaring can be very high.
This might include feelings of guilt and shame, feelings of being unloved and unlovable, and feelings of anger or guilt.
If a carer distanced you from someone in the past, this can be a very distressing time for them and for you.
It’s important that you don’t become angry or resentful towards the person for leaving you.
People who are distancing from someone with mental illness or substance abuse can also experience psychological and physical harm from their distancing behaviour.
This may include feelings that the care you’re doing is harming the person, feelings that you have