Precautions We Take
If your loved one tests positive for COVID-19, you might be left in the difficult situation of trying to care for their health needs while still protecting your own. Unfortunately, this scenario can leave them without the proper care they need, or you could end up putting yourself in jeopardy while doing your best to help them.
When you turn to Affirmed Home Care, we will send a caregiver who is trained in proper precautions to take with this type of virus. This allows them to give your loved one the complete attention they deserve while keeping themselves protected from contracting the virus.
To help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19, the caregiver will wipe down commonly used surfaces and wear a mask at all times when they are inside the home.
Common COVID Symptoms
COVID symptoms can vary, so it’s important to be aware of all the possibilities. Older adults are more likely to deal with worse effects compared to younger people, so they may require medical attention. Common signs include:
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Nausea or vomiting
These symptoms will typically appear 2-14 days after you’ve been exposed. If your loved one experiences any of the below symptoms, they need immediate medical care.
- Chest pain or pressure
- Hard time breathing
- Can’t stay awake
- Blue, gray, or pale lips, nails, or skin
What to Do if You Have COVID
If you do discover that you or your loved one has COVID-19, it’s important to stay home, rest, and avoid close contact with others. If you have an older parent or family member who will need assistance, the expert caregivers from Affirmed Home Care are available to help.
Again, if they experience any severe or concerning symptoms, it’s important to seek medical attention immediately.
How We Can Help
While your loved one is resting, the caregiver can take care of numerous tasks, such as laundry and meal prep. They can also manage their usual medication intake, as well as any over-the-counter medicines recommended to help ease COVID symptoms. Essentially, they can provide any service that is usually offered as a part of typical home care.
Do You Need COVID Positive Patient Care?
Contact Affirmed Home Care to get a personal consultation on all your managed home health care needs. Our compassionate medical professionals are ready to assist with any of the challenges you or your loved ones are facing.
Our services range from dealing with issues from dementia and Alzheimer’s to hospice care and rehab. We serve the New York City metro area, Westchester County, and Bergen, Morris, and Essex Counties in New Jersey.