At Emerest Consumer Directed Services, our business is caring. We promote the health and happiness of Missourians by facilitating at-home care. Naturally, we want both caregivers and patients to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Older Adults Should Take Extra Precautions
Older adults with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk of realizing adverse effects from the novel coronavirus. That means that if you or your loved one has a condition like heart or lung disease or diabetes, you should take extra precautions to keep safe. While there have been several rumors on the news about potential treatments, the best way to prevent illness is to reduce your exposure to external environments.
Doctors think that COVID-19 spreads primarily from person-to-person. They recommend that people practice “social distancing,” which means they should stay approximately 6 feet away from others when you must go outside your immediate environs to shop for groceries or run important errands. If it’s not absolutely necessary, doctors advise us all to stay home until restrictions are lifted.
6 Hygiene Tips for Caretakers
If you care for an elderly friend or family member, it’s important to be especially careful. We recommend following these tips:
- Wash your hands when you arrive at home after being in public and if you’ve been sneezing or coughing.
- When you wash, make sure you’re washing thoroughly for at least 20 seconds.
- Use hand sanitizer if there is no soap available.
- Try not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
- Wear a cloth face mask that covers your mouth and nose when around people in public.
Emerest is Here to Assist You
We are committed to operating throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic and are maintaining all operations and regular office hours. If you are unsure about how best to help your loved ones during this time, we’re happy to help.
We advise all patients and caregivers to follow the guidelines put in place by their local authorities and the State of Missouri. Please click here to view updates from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Please contact us by calling or texting 833-937-2912, emailing email@example.com or chatting with us on our website or via Facebook if you have any questions.