Updated: Oct 16, 2020
We all have seen in the news and in special reports that seniors are more at risk for COVID-19. As a family member, how do you protect your loved one? They are especially at risk if they have preexisting conditions or if their immune system is compromised.
Here are some precautionary measures you can take:
Keep as much distance as you can in the home and prepare a space in the home specifically for the elderly person.
Designate one person who will provide all contact with the elderly person in the home.
Follow the CDC guidelines on social distancing and limit the amount of time you spend in public places.
Wash your hands thoroughly (use soap and HOT water!).
Each day, clean household surfaces using EPA approved disinfectants.
Get outside with your elderly loved one and limit the amount of time you spend listening to the news and on social media.
If your loved one is part of a senior care facility or receives in-home care, reach out to your organization about how you should be adapting your loved ones individualized plan of care for COVID-19 to keep them safe and healthy.
For more information, go to https://www.cdc.gov/aging/covid19-guidance.html.