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How to protect the elderly against coronavirus?
In this article, we are going to review some important tips about how to protect the elderly against coronavirus.
Who is most at risk for coronavirus?
- Older people
- People who have more serious underlying diseases, such as:
- Heart disease
- Pulmonary diseases
- People who have an organ transplant and are taking immunosuppressive drugs
- People with autoimmune diseases who take corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs.
Pregnant women should also be more careful about prevention.
Preparing the elderly for Covid19 disease
Here are some steps you can take to begin the process of preparation for mediation.
- If you are more likely to get the disease because of your age, or certain diseases, it is very important that you take steps to prevent the disease more than other people.
- Adequate preparation of essential items such as medicines, food and disinfectants and masks, etc.
- Take precautions and keep a physical distance from people
- When leaving the house, avoid contact with people and wash your hands regularly.
- Avoid being in crowded communities as much as possible
- Avoid unnecessary trips.
- If the coronavirus is very common in your country or province, it is best to stay home and be less exposed to the virus.
Get the essentials to protect the elderly against coronavirus:
First, know that you need to get the essential and important materials you need.
These materials include:
Medicines and food
If the disease worsens, it makes more sense to stay home, you may not be able to leave the house for a long time, so talk to your doctor about getting the medication you need more often.
- Medication is needed to treat fever and other symptoms, be sure to take over-the-counter medications and keep them at home. Napkins will be used a lot, buy it too.
- Do not forget that many sufferers will be treated at home if they rest.
- Having enough nutrients will allow you to stay home longer
- Precautions that the elderly should follow to fight the coronavirus
- Wash your hands regularly and carefully each time with soap and water for 20 seconds. It is very important to wash your hands after finning, coughing and sneezing, and being in public.
- If soap and water are not available, use an antiseptic gel with at least 60% alcohol.
- Do not touch surfaces that many people have touched as much as you can. Elevator buttons, door handles and train bars are some of these levels.
- If you have to make contact with these surfaces, cover your fingers with a handkerchief or sleeve.
- Wash your hands after contact with surfaces in public
- Avoid touching your face, eyes, and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect your home environment regularly.
- Avoid close contact with sick people
- Do not touch or kiss people.
- Avoid being in crowded, poorly ventilated communities. The risk of spreading the coronavirus is higher in crowded environments.
- Avoid unnecessary travel