As we all know coronavirus is a pandemic now and many countries are already getting affected by this epidemic. So do you know how senior citizens keep them safe from COVID-19?
On 12 March 2020, WHO announced COVID-19 is a pandemic that is spread around the globe. In the initial stage, it was in an outbreak in a local area before becoming an epidemic worldwide.
In the current situation, Coronavirus or COVID-19 makes our lives tough or hard for us. This is especially more harmful to older adults or senior citizens.
If you are a senior or a caregiver, you need to understand that the current COVID-19 epidemic contains a high-risk factor to a certain age group, it includes the age group of 50 and above.
As we all are seeing the COVID-19 targeting those who have a low immune system that’s why seniors are in this higher risk to get affected.
Here are some tips for all but especially for senior citizens that help them to stay safe.
Embrace Social Distancing
A coronavirus is a contagious disease, we need to stop our social meetings and any kind of activity that makes us go to a crowded place.
Embracing social distancing is very important for senior citizens. They must avoid close contact with those around them by maintaining at least 6 feet distance.
Stay Home Stay Safe
Despite the essential medical care and grocery, older adults should stay inside. If any older adults are staying nearby your house, please help them by delivering them essential groceries and healthcare things at their doorstep while maintaining the social distance.
Or you can teach your older adults how to use the grocery delivering apps so that they would not need to go outside.
Keep Your Hands Clean
Whatever you age, keeping your hand clean is a must. Everyone should wash their hands for at least 20 seconds. Wash your hands every time when you come in contact with outside things.
Be clean and hygienic
A clean and hygienic home or your room is a must and essential for the wellbeing and healthy life for older adults. During this COVID-19, regular house cleaning and sanitization to limit the chances of the virus.
Not only the house but also the other things like tables, phones, chairs, doorknobs, switches, remotes, non-fabric chairs, etc keep them disinfected. And enjoy your quarantine time healthily.
Always Wear Masks
To keep yourself protected from the spread of the virus and illness, always wear a mask whether you’re going to a crowded place or you don’t feel symptomatic.
Masks provide additional protection while in public spaces where social distancing is not possible.
Take care of Mental Health
Due to the Corona outbreak, many countries announced the nation lockdown for many days as per their national situation.
In this lockdown, you need to take care of mental health because you can’t visit your loved ones and go for an outing.
For being mentally fit, you need to give some time to your hobbies, eat healthy food, stay connected to your friends and relatives through social media and play some indoor games.
The above-mentioned points help your senior citizens to stay protected from the COVID-19. We should all be focused on prevention.
Till then, stay safe, stay at home, wash your hands, and be happy
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