Ways to support the elderly and disabled during COVID-19
Did you know?
The risk of severe illness with COVID-19 increases with age. The greatest risk is among those aged 65 or older.
It is important for us all to support and protect our elderly!
Here are some ways we can do this in our communities:
Check to see if they are protected in public spaces by wearing their face masks correctly.
Make sure they have enough food or important hygiene stuff such as water, soap and tissue paper.
Collect their medicine from the hospital or chemist.
Help them with house chores such as cooking, cleaning and caring for them.
Limit the number of visitors to their homes to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.
Avoid physical contact as much as possible and always wear your face mask when around them - maintain social distance to minimize the chances of spreading the virus.
During meals, make sure they are eating healthy, nutritious, well-balanced food and drinking water regularly to boost their immunity.
Share correct information about the virus and reassure them so that they are not worried and stressed about getting sick.
Let them know who they can send for or contact within the neighborhood in case they fall sick or need help.
Talk to them on the phone everyday so that they do not feel lonely and isolated.
While older people and the disabled are at highest risk from COVID-19, all of us, at all ages should take preventive measures too and take care of each other. This will prevent further spread of COVID-19 in our communities.
How are the elderly and disabled in your community being taken care of during COVID-19? Leave a comment below!