Keeping Seniors Away from the Coronavirus Pandemic
The US now faces a new threat to the public: COVID-19. Emerging from Wuhan, China, the new coronavirus has spread rapidly, taking tens of thousands of lives around the world. The US was the first country to exceed the 100,000-mark in terms of total cases. And older adults comprise a huge portion of these numbers.
Keep your family, especially seniors, pregnant women, children, and other vulnerable members, away from the virus. Compassionate Home Care Services LLC, a provider of non-medical home care in Independence, Ohio, lists some preventive measures for you.
- Wash Your Hands
Use soap and water or alcohol-based rub and wash your hands for 20 seconds. This practice is guaranteed to remove or kill the virus that may have lurked in your hand.
- Stay at Home if You’re Sick
If you notice flu-like symptoms, stay at home and call your nearest hospital for immediate health tests and medical intervention. If you need healthcare in Ohio, let the professionals go to your home and conduct the necessary tests or wait until further instructions. Also, be sure to wear masks when talking to a loved one and cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing.
- Observe Social Distancing
The government has urged the public to stay at least three (3) feet from one another to slow down the spread of the virus. Keep yourself and your loved ones away from others, especially those who cough and sneeze in public.
- Disinfect Often Touched Objects
Keep your home clean and regularly disinfected during the quarantine. The CDC suggests using EPA-registered disinfectants when cleaning your house to kill germs and reduce the risk of spreading infections.
Amid the ongoing outbreak, cooperation and discipline are what we need. As a provider of homecare in Ohio, we have always encouraged our clients and their families to practice hygiene and cleanliness at all times. Now, in these trying times, we re-iterate this to stop the pandemic completely.