Preventive measures we need to follow to keep our elders safe and fit.
The novel corona virus can affect anyone, but older adults are more likely to get seriously sick from it. Covid-19 corona virus has reached more than 100 countries affecting people adversely. China, where the outbreak started stated that elderly people are periled & Italy ‘the second most affected country also shows how dangerous is covid19 for older people with lungs diseases, heart diseases and other immunological conditions.
Following factors we must take into considerations.
1] Keep your regular medication well stocked:-.
Stocking of your regular medication is of importance during this crucial period. Gather one to three months of medications, food products and other essentials. Find out which delivery services are available in your area and Focus on staying home; avoiding contact with any other person.
2] Stay Sanitized:-
Washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is top recommended or carrying sanitizers when you can’t wash your hands.
3] Clean Environment:-
Make sure your elderly parents live in clean and hygienic environment. Clean frequently touched surfaces in your home often, including mobility and medical equipment used by your loved one, such as walkers, canes and handrails.
4] Develop Care Plan:-
Families should care for their loved one at home because of the coronavirus outbreak; a care plan needs to be in place to ensure that the same level of medical attention is available. Make a care plan with your caregiver and how you can stay connected via phone calls. Determine who can provide you care when your caregiver is sick. Make plan if there is an outbreak.
5] Basic Health:-
It is always important to remember your health basics for a strong mind and body, maintain a healthy lifestyle, which includes engaging in moderate exercise, keeping a healthy diet and getting regular sleep.
6] Stay Informed:-
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority.