How to Stay safe as COVID Cases rise | Memory Assisted Living
COVID19 is a crisis that has affected hundreds of nations, millions of its citizens, and the world in general. The coronavirus is a serious health risk that should not be ignored. You and your loved ones including those in memory assisted living must continue to take measures to protect yourselves from the deadly virus.
Doing all the safety practices as mandated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will lower the risk of getting or spreading the infection.
Elderly people with underlying health conditions or weakened immunity are also encouraged to get vaccinated as the first step towards protecting yourself, family members, and the people around you.
Tips For Staying Safe
- Wash hands regularly especially before and after eating, after touching high-touched places, or before touching face, nose, or mouth. If soap and clean water are inaccessible, use 70% alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Wear a mask when going out or when in crowded areas
- Practice social distancing; 6 feet apart from others
- But when feeling unwell or if living in areas with high infection rates, consider staying at home
- Always cover the mouth with your when you cough or sneeze
- Disinfect commonly visited areas in memory assisted living and frequently touched surfaces
- Follow community guidelines
Best Practices for Staying Healthy
Staying indoors means less socialization and activities that could take a toll on your health. Limited movement and reduced physical exercise can affect mental and physical health.
But despite the forced isolation, there are still ways that you can do stay healthy at home and in memory assisted facilities.
- A few minutes of walking or stretching can go a long way. Doing light exercises regularly will help improve blood circulation, lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, promotes flexibility and balance, and increase muscle strength.
- Look after your mental health and your loved ones in memory assisted living Keep informed by listening or the watching news to be updated with the latest happenings from reliable health organizations; WHO, CDC, etc. Keep in touch with your loved ones via online messaging apps or telephone.
- Eat healthy food and on time. Cut back on salt, fats, oil, and sugar. Stay hydrated by drinking water. Consume a variety of food including fresh fruits and vegetables. Refrain from eating processed food.
- Do not forget to take your medications, vitamins, and supplements regularly.
- Take enough rest and get at least 7 or more hours of sleep every day as recommended by CDC. A night of good sleep plays a critical role in one’s overall health.
Common Symptoms of the Omicron Variant
Health reports show that the common symptoms of the COVID19 Omicron variant are as follows:
- sore throat
- runny nose
- Mild to severe body malaise or fatigue
While the Omicron variant is milder than Delta, it is imperative to recognize the symptoms. If so, get tested and isolate to stop the spread of the virus in memory assisted living.
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