Senior Citizens & The Corona Virus
Senior couple sitting side by side on a park bench as a sign of harmony and love
Senior couple sitting side by side on a park bench as a sign of harmony and love

How to help reduce senior citizens’ exposure to corona virus

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions, such as heart or lung disease or diabetes, are at higher risk for developing more serious corona virus symptoms. Our goal at DayBreak Adult Care is to is to improve the quality of life for our clients through compassionate, expert in-home care.

Corona virus symptoms can include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell. People with underlying conditions such as heart or lung disease or diabetes are at higher risk of severe symptoms and death.

Because our senior citizens are a high-risk population, caregivers must do all we can to help prevent them from exposure. The CDC offers these steps to reduce your risk of getting sick. These steps apply to seniors and caregivers who are in contact with them. To reduce risk:

  • Stay home if possible.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance between yourself and others.
  • Clean and disinfect regularly touched surfaces.
  • Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose anytime you are in public.

As corona virus symptoms affect more people, DayBreak’s in-home caregivers diligently deliver safe and compassionate personal care to senior citizens. Caregivers efforts help reassure families that their elderly loved ones are safe in their homes.

Whether it’s shielding senior citizens from corona virus, the flu or any other virus, your loved one’s caregivers practice proper hygiene to reduce health risks for seniors. They exercise frequent handwashing and disinfecting to keep your loved one healthy.

Corona virus has changed the way most people go about their days. Drastic changes to daily routines upset many of our senior clients, particularly if they are living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Predictable visits from our in-home caregivers help seniors feel safe and comforted. DayBreak caregivers maintain familiar routines as much as possible and ease the process of adapting to sudden necessary changes.

For more information on how DayBreak Adult Care in-home caregivers help senior citizens reduce rick of corona virus symptoms, fill out the contact form on our website or call -803226-0288.