You’re likely aware of COVID-19, but do you know how to keep your loved ones safe? To learn more about COVID-19 and what you can do to make sure your loved ones are safe, keep reading.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses. This specific coronavirus, known as COVID-19, emerged from an animal reservoir and spread to a global scale. For some, COVID-19 can feel like the common cold. For others, symptoms are far more severe.
COVID-19 can spread several ways. The most likely way this disease can spread is through touching a surface with germs on it, then touching your eyes, mouth, or nose. Transmission through shaking hands, touching, and airborne (coughing and sneezing) transmission is also possible.
Individuals infected with COVID-19 start to show symptoms five to six days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms include a fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting are also a possibility.
To help prevent your loved one from becoming infected, there are several steps you can take. First, be sure your loved one is washing their hands with soap and water. Next, try to make sure they are not touching their mouth, nose, or eyes without washing their hands first. Disinfect the surfaces in their living space, such as door knobs. Also, when interacting with your loved one, cover your mouth and nose. You should also wash your hands and avoid touching your face.
At Help at Home Homecare, our staff of caregivers take all of the necessary precautions to make sure loved ones in our care are safe and healthy. If you are interested in learning more about our services, you can contact us at one of our four Florida locations.[contact-form-7 id=”165″ title=”Contact Us Form”]