Home Healthcare and Precautions for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
If someone needs medical assistance, someone who is ill or though they are unsure if they have COVID-19 can stay at home. This tends to keep the disease from spreading to others.
We are all aware of how the pandemic has exacerbated the crisis by putting our loved ones under quarantine. It's difficult to see our families and friends go through such a difficult time, and the only thing we can do to shield ourselves and our loved ones from the infection is to take precautions and use home treatments to improve our immunity and protect ourselves.
How Do We Spend Our Time at Home and keeps us safe?
- Someone who is ill at home should do the following to protect others:
- If they would be with other people, they should wear a mask. Masks should not be used by children under the age of two or by someone who has difficulty breathing. For more information on masks.
- Stay as far away from all people and pets in the house as possible.
- Sneezes and coughs should be covered with a cloth, discarded, and hands washed as soon as possible. Hands should be washed with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or alcohol-based hand sanitizer should be used.
- Do not swap plates, bottles, cups, or feeding utensils with other members of the family. With each use, either put them in the dishwasher or wash them in very hot, soapy water.
- If at all possible, sleep in a separate room and use a bathroom separated from the majority of the house.
- If the sick person is unable to wear a mask, caregivers can do so when in the same room.
- Allowing strangers into your house is not a good idea. This applies to both children and adults.
- Ensure the airflow is strong in shared areas of the building. You should open a window, use an air cleaner, or switch on the air conditioner.
- Wash the sick person's clothes, bedding, and towels in the warm water imaginable with detergent. If at all practicable, they should use gloves when doing their laundry. Since handling the laundry, thoroughly wash your face.
- Unless medical attention is needed, the ill person should remain at home. This is referred to as loneliness.
- Clean stuff that gets touched a lot with a kitchen cleaner or a rinse every day. Doorknobs, light switches, puzzles, remote controls, sink handles, counters, and phones are all examples. If at all practicable, keep a sick child's toys apart from other toys.
Obey your doctor's, local health departments, or CDC's recommendations for who should stay home and for how long.
Contact the doctor right away if the person you're caring for seems to be feeling nauseated. Tell your doctor about the conditions and whether they've had a COVID-19 test.
If they have to see a doctor, they should put on a mask.
If they need to cough or sneeze, have tissues nearby.
If the person has difficulty breathing, is lost, or is really drowsy, take them to the emergency department.
If you care for someone with COVID-19 or signs, continue to take these steps until the doctor or local health authority tells you it's safe to rest. Often notify someone else who might have had direct contact with the infected individual. They will discuss being checked or quarantined with their doctor or the local medical department.