Whether you’re a senior citizen, a family member, or a caregiver, will be aware that the COVID-19 pandemic is putting certain people at greater risk. This includes older adults over 65. We recommend seniors and their loved ones follow the best practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and exercise the greatest amount of caution as we observe the spread of coronavirus among seniors. Here are some safety tips for seniors regarding coronavirus.

Remain at home

Seniors should remain inside, except for emergency medical care or walks outside. You can offer to bring groceries to seniors who live nearby. However, you should maintain social distance and teach them how to use grocery delivery apps and food ordering. Seniors should not travel or hold large groups, as these are prohibited in many states.

Practice social distancing

Your loved one must keep at least six feet distance from others, regardless of whether they live in a senior living facility or with their family. A caregiver who provides medically necessary care is exempted from this rule.

Wash your hands

Everyone should wash their hands at least twenty seconds each time, regardless of age or vulnerability. This website combines lyrics from your favorite songs and a handwashing infographic to make it more fun.

Clean up and disinfect

You can find the Environmental Protection Agency’s list of disinfectants that work against the virus. Most household disinfectants will work. You should clean surfaces that are frequently touched, such as doorknobs, remote controls and tables, countertops, light switches, faucets, light switches, and so on.

In public, wear a mask Everyone should wear a mask to prevent the spread of the virus and illness. Masks provide additional protection in public places where social distancing may not be possible such as grocery stores or pharmacies. You can make your own mask at home using instructions from the CDC. 

Look after your mental health

Coronavirus elder advice should include taking care of a senior’s emotional and mental health. You should make sure you’re actively taking time out from social media and the news to be able to concentrate on things that bring you joy. You can adapt your daily routine to include socially distant exercises, stretches, and meditation. You should ensure that you are eating a healthy diet, which includes meals suitable for seniors. Finally, it is important to keep in touch with loved ones. Do you have a loved one who needs to be at a safe distance but still wants to connect with seniors? Send a handwritten message, drop by their home for a visit, or send a small gift from a local company that offers delivery.

These senior living precautions against coronavirus are intended to protect seniors and their loved ones. All of us should be focused on prevention and flattening our curve. Keep up-to-date with the COVID-19 situation. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to (410)-343-7592.