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More About Covid – 19

Premier Personal Care is very concerned about our clients health and their well being. The Coronavirus Covid-19 is now a global issue. Our personal care specialists are trained to use protective measures when providing care. Despite the precautions taken, it is equally important to avoid family visits with an elderly relative if personally ill with upper respiratory symptoms, other flu like symptoms or following exposure to Covid-19. While many individuals may be without symptoms following exposure to Covid-19, the elderly or those with chronic conditions are most susceptible to illness and complications. We want to assure our clients that precautionary measures are in place to decrease this risk.

As per the CDC’s recommendations, some steps Family and Caregiver Support can take to help high risk and vulnerable are:

  • Know what medications your loved one is taking and see if you can help them have extra on hand.
  • Monitor food and other medical supplies (oxygen, incontinence, dialysis, wound care) needed and create a back-up plan.
  • Stock up on non-perishable food items to have on hand in your home to minimize trips to stores.
  • If you care for a loved one living in a care facility, monitor the situation, ask about the health of the other residents frequently and know the protocol if there is an outbreak.

For more information about Covid-19, please refer to the CDC’s website here:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

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