Maintaining Your Wellness During the Coronavirus
At Platinum Select Nursing we are educating our caregivers and clients about maintaining their wellness during the Coronavirus.
The information being provided states that the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions are at most risk. At Platinum Select Nursing our business is built on taking care of the elderly. We have been researching, reading and watching several sources to ensure we have the correct information. We’ve put together some useful tips but want to clarify that this article is not intended to take the place of research from established public health institutions. We strongly recommend that you continue your own research through the Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization, and OSHA.
At PSN we are working together with our caregivers, clients and families towards a most positive outcome during the presence of the coronavirus by continuously reminding them through email blasts, phone calls to our elderly clients and caregivers
It is our hope that in preparing for the coronavirus we can increase the focus on best practices relating to protecting the elderly.
#1: We are educating our caregivers on proper handwashing techniques to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Caregiver education might be the most important way that home care agencies can prepare for the coronavirus, as caregivers are both the first line of defense in preventing the spread of the virus.
One of the most critical topics for education is handwashing. Caregivers are reminded of the importance of washing their hands frequently both at work and outside of work.
#2: We are vigilant about helping our clients receive any needed medical help, whether or not coronavirus is the likely diagnosis.
You can read about the symptoms of COVID-19 here. Note that as its symptoms are very similar to the flu. Caregivers are vigilant in helping seniors seek medical help for any potential sickness, including the Coronovirus. We have ensured that all caregivers understand the importance of staying at home if they are symptomatic or sick.
#3: Educating both caregivers and clients to plan ahead and have access to necessary medications in the event of quarantine or home isolation.
Dr. Nancy Messonier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, has emphasized in recent interviews that seniors and others who take medications to manage chronic conditions should make sure that they have adequate supplies on hand.
#4: Avoid panic and misinformation by following credible sources.
While most experts agree that the coronavirus poses a real threat, it’s important to keep things in perspective and stay informed. Proper preparation and thorough education are powerful tools in combating the spread of diseases.
To keep your information accurate, seek regular updates on the status of the coronavirus outbreak from established sources like those mentioned above: the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and academic institutions. While the information provided by major news networks is usually reliable, they sometimes fail to provide the full context necessary to fully understand complex issues.
In addition, Platinum Select Nursing is here to serve you. We offer help with:
- Grocery shopping
- Pharmacy runs
- Driving to medical appointments
- Ensuring clients are eating well and hydrating to stay in the best possible health at this critical time!
- Engagement due to social distancing
We will as a Home Care Agency continue to update our blogs and social media sites with current and correct information. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 561-998-3211.
ALWAYS REMEMBER P.S. We Care!