Amidst all the confusion, illnesses, and anxiety brought to us by the COVID-19 pandemic, Nationwide Healthcare Services, Inc. remains committed to providing home health care services and offering emotional support for you and your family.
We are here to help. We remain open to serve you and make a difference in your lives, placing all necessary safety protocols and practices to keep you safe and mitigate the spread of the disease. Our Care Advisors and caregivers are equipped with the knowledge and updates about the disease and are following all protocols to protect you and your family.
For now, we have gathered information to keep yourself and others around you safe against the pandemic.
How to Protect Yourself & Others (CDC)
The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) spreads primarily from person-to-person contact. It spreads through respiratory droplets from an infected person when he/she coughs, sneezes, or talks. The droplets can be inhaled or can land on surfaces, that when touched, can go to your mouth, eyes, or nose. Currently, there is still no approved vaccine to treat this disease.
Here are some safety measures from the CDC that you can follow to protect yourself, your family, and the community.
- Wash your hands regularly using soap and water or using a 60% alcohol-based sanitizer
- You should wash your hands;
- Before preparing of meals
- Before eating
- Before touching your face
- After using the restroom
- After being outside
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- After attending a sick person
- After petting animals
- Always remember to not touch your face without washing your hands
- Avoid close contact with people and always maintain a 6 feet distance away from others
- Use face masks when going outside
- Regularly clean and disinfect surfaces, especially knobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- Monitor your health for symptoms daily
- If you feel you have the illness, call the local health authority directly
The symptoms for this disease may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Here are some of the symptoms you need to monitor. These symptoms vary from mild to severe.
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
I hope this information helps you and your family. For you to stay informed of the latest recommendations and restrictions from federal and local authorities, please visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov.