AARP Q&A: COVID-19 and how to protect yourself
At Aging Gracefully, we want to help our clients, families and friends prepare and understand the potential disruption that could occur with further spread of COVID-19, the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus.
This week, U.S. health officials called the continued spread of the virus “likely” and asked the public to be prepared in case the virus becomes more widespread.
As such we want to provide you with precautions we are taking and share a recent article that may help you understand the impact on those over 60 and those living in retirement homes.
As a precautionary measure, we will closely review each clients schedule of doctor appointments and social activities and determine what appointments can be postponed to reduce the risk of exposure. In addition, we are in communication with facilities to monitor any measures they may be taking to protect their residents and will be communicating this information to our clients and families immediately and throughout this process.
To our clients, if you are concerned about illness or exposure within your own family please contact us to set up a tele-meeting. We would be happy to facilitate Facetime or another media to allow you to “visit” with your loved one.
Finally, if an Aging Gracefully team member has been exposed to a person who has recently traveled to any of the concerning regions, is symptomatic, or lives under the same roof as a symptomatic person, that team member will not be working with clients for a 14-day period.We will continue to provide the highest level of care for our clients and welcome any phone calls, texts or emails regarding this virus.
We are sharing an article we feel is informative and helpful as we all navigate the uncertainty of this virus.