Family Matters In-Home Care is committed to keeping our clients and caregivers safe while navigating through the current outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We’re sharing information today to help explain what COVID-19 is all about, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you think you might be infected.
We will be monitoring COVID-19 developments and what it means for our clients and staff to help us determine what, if any, action becomes necessary on our part. Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to your Care Manager or our offices at (888) 962-4836.
About coronavirus COVID-19
What is coronavirus and COVID-19?
Corona virus is a type of virus that causes mild respiratory illness – an infection of the airways and lungs. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus. It’s part of the same family of coronaviruses that includes the common cold.
What are the symptoms?
The most common symptoms appear between 2 and 14 days after infection. Symptoms can be mild to severe. They include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
How does the virus spread?
Like many common viruses, COVID-19 seems to spread from person-to-person through a cough, sneeze, or kiss.
What is the risk?
As of today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the risk in the U.S. remains low. This status will be updated regularly on the CDC website.
How to protect yourself and your loved ones
Frequent hand-washing is the most effective way to protect yourself from infection. Other good habits to practice include covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and sanitizing frequently touched items such as phones, keyboards, and doorknobs to help remove germs.
What to do if you have symptoms
If you or your loved one does become ill with flu-like symptoms, contact your physician to discuss the most appropriate treatment option.
If you or your family member is considering in-home care as part of a plan to age in place, contact Family Matters In-Home Care today for a free consultation. Our team is dedicated to supporting your family and helping older adults enjoy life in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible.
Some of the services offered by Family Matter In-Home Care include: Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Bed & Wheelchair Transfer Assistance, Companionship, Housekeeping & Meal Preparation, Personal Care, Recovery Care, and Transportation.