The Coronavirus Disease and What We Can Do to Stop the Spread
With the coronavirus disease rapidly spreading, infecting, and killing people all over the globe, we at Home Care Solutions take our part in flattening the curve by properly safeguarding the health and well-being of our clients, their family members, and our caregivers as well. We understand how this pandemic makes our clients and caregivers at high risk as we deal mostly with elderly people. But, we are reassuring you that we are doing the best of our potential to protect everyone under our care.
Home Care Solutions strictly abide by the rules and regulations of the government, along with the guidelines provided by the public health governing bodies. In line with this matter, we reinforce these guidelines and the preventive measures provided by the health authorities.
- Know how many hours the virus pathogen sticks to different items.
Plastic surface: 72 hours
Stainless steel: 48 hours
Cardboard: 24 hours
Copper: 4 hours
Wood: 48 hours
Outside of mask: 7 days
- Stay home as much as possible except for buying groceries and medications or when you need medical care.
- Wash your hands with clean water and antibacterial soap for at least 20 seconds every before and after touching something. Make sure to lather and rub all parts of your hands, including your wrists. If water and soap are not readily available, you can use a hand sanitizer or alcohol with no less than 60% alcohol content instead.
- When going out make sure to wear a medical face mask and maintain a distance of 1-3 meters from other people. If you are treating the infected, aside from medical face masks, you also need to be equipped with goggles, gloves, boots, and lab gown.
- Never touch your eyes, mouth, nose, and the entirety of your face with unwashed/undisinfected hands. Your hands touch many things that might unknowingly be contaminated by the COVID-19 pathogen. Touching your face with unwashed or unsanitized hands may lead the virus toward your nose, mouth, and eyes, causing a viral infection.
- Observe respiratory etiquette at all times. Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. You can use a tissue or bent elbow. Throw used tissues in the appropriate bin right after. Then, disinfect your hands by washing or using alcohol or hand sanitizer. This is one way to keep yourself safe and to avoid infecting others if you are already infected without you knowing.
- Keep a clean living space. You should clean and disinfect your homes regularly. A simple mix of bleach and water can help sanitize floors, rooms, and other surfaces at home. Spraying air sanitizers can also help. Also, make it a point to sanitize doorknobs, sinks, and toilets every day. There’s no such thing as too safe in this time of crisis. Better be sure than sorry.
- Eat healthily and stay active. Nutrient-packed meals and snacks and regular exercise help strengthen our immune system, which may keep us from the fatal virus and other illnesses. Don’t forget to stay hydrated, too!
- Track your symptoms. If you experience trouble breathing, persistent pain in the chest, inability to arouse, or bluish lips or face, seek medical attention immediately. You can call 911 for an immediate response as well.
- Stay informed with the latest updates regarding COVID-19. Through this, you can help yourself and your family by avoiding the virus altogether. Only check credible sources like news and media sites, as well as the posts made by the CDC, WHO, and your local government.
Together, we can surely beat this virus to its end. What we all have to do is to follow the safety measures provided by the government, experts, and health authorities.
LET US ALL UNITE IN FLATTENING THE CURVE.
Home Care Solutions