COVID-19, or coronavirus, turned our lives upside down. A vaccine against this infectious disease has not yet been developed, and those over the age of 65 and over need special care during this pandemic. So how do we take care of our older adults? Read on to receive all your questions about coronavirus and older adults.
What should I do if I think my elderly loved one has COVID-19?
Call your doctor, nurse girl, or a local doctor if you notice symptoms such as fever, cough, or diarrhea. You can also call the COVID-19 hotline number. If an elderly person in your home has trouble breathing, high fever, chest pains, lips, or blue eyes, call the emergency number.
What’s your best advice for people over 65 in dealing with the outbreak?
Over 65s must be knowledgeable and social. If your neighborhood is exposed to cases of coronavirus, make sure to stay home and bring your home medicines and supplies daily. Take a closer look at the updates from the public health department.