Important Senior Care Wellness Tips for Greater East Cincinnati
With the threat of COVID-19 looming over our local community, East Cincinnati families are focused on protecting their loved ones. At Visiting Angels of East Cincinnati, we are staying up to date on the constantly changing information surrounding COVID-19.
The CDC reports that the average COVID-19 symptoms are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. They could appear anywhere from 2-14 days after coming in contact with the illness. Those who are at a higher risk for developing severe illness from COVID-19 include the elderly and anyone of any age who has a serious underlying medical condition.
Key Wellness Tips for East Cincinnati Families
The professionals at Visiting Angels of East Cincinnati have developed senior care wellness tips for our caregivers to follow, as well as families to learn from.
- Prioritize personal care: Research shows that good hygiene practices diminish the chance of contracting illnesses. Some of the many practices to stay on top of include handwashing, changing clothes, brushing teeth, and bathing. One of our caregivers specializing in personal care can help your loved one practice good hygiene practices such as these.
- Practice social distancing: The CDC reports that one of the most common ways that COVID-19 spreads is from person-to-person. For example, if an infected person coughs or sneezes, it can infect another person lying six-feet-away or less. As a result, your loved one should practice social distancing to diminish the chance of contracting the illness. To help your loved one stay at home, our caregivers can perform important tasks such as grocery shopping and picking up medication.
- Keep the home clean: Depending on the surface, COVID-19 can linger on it for up to three days. It’s important to keep surfaces disinfected, especially those that are touched frequently. An Angel companion can help your loved one keep on top of the housekeeping and ensure that everything stays clean.
How Visiting Angels Caregivers Can Keep You Safe
At Visiting Angels of East Cincinnati, our goal remains the same: to provide local seniors with senior care that keeps them safe, comfortable, and independent. Along with the daily living activities we assist with, we also include other specialized services to cater to other health and wellness needs your loved one may have. Those senior care services include personal care, Alzheimer’s care, companion care, and dementia care.
Want to learn more about how our senior care can help your family? Contact our offices today; we would be happy to answer any of your questions.