Amid the increase of coronavirus cases, keep an eye on your loved ones – as best you can – especially senior citizens.
Logan Boss, Public Information Officer for the Georgia Department of Public Health, Northwest Health District, asserts that seniors, particularly those ages 80 and up, are among the most vulnerable to the virus. He adds that you may help these people out by keeping them informed, providing transportation (if needed), and helping them stock up on non-perishable food items. Caregivers should also ensure that the elderly have their necessary medications.
If your loved one lives at an assisted care facility, Boss says to stay informed about that facility’s protocol for dealing with a potential outbreak.
Boss indicates that the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions are the most at-risk for serious illness due to COVID-19.
For information about COVID-19 (coronavirus), visit www.dph.georgia.gov or www.cdc.gov.