Day: June 1, 2021

Grandmother and granddaughter washing hands with soap in bathroom sink

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Even though the number of COVID-19 cases is dropping and there are fewer hospitalizations and deaths, the virus is still out there. If you and your loved ones were careful enough and lucky enough to avoid contracting it, and even if your family has all been vaccinated, there are still COVID-19 safety precautions that you should continue to follow in order to keep from catching and spreading COVID-19 and other diseases. One reason why many elderly people have few, if any side-effects from the COVID-19 vaccination is that age has compromised their immune systems. Their bodies have a more difficult time fighting diseases of all kinds, and so they do not react as strongly to the perceived threat of the vaccine entering their bodies. For that reason alone, safety measures that were so effective during the pandemic should still be followed as reason directs. Contact us online or call us at (877) 691-0015 to learn more about how we can help with personal caregiver services. Many of us can say that while we were frequently washing our hands for 20 seconds, disinfecting frequently-touched surfaces, wearing masks, and avoiding close contact with others outside of our home, we didn’t catch anything—not even a cold. Flu cases were at an all-time low. Surely it makes sense to continue some of these practices, especially when there is still a chance of exposure to COVID-19 or other viruses and bacteria that can be life-threatening, especially to the elderly. Even younger people don’t want to miss work or school because of a cold or a stomach virus. Hand Washing In his best-selling book Better, a Surgeon’s Notes on Performance, author Dr. Atul Gawande devotes an entire 15-page chapter to “Washing Hands.” He states that, “Each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, two

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