August 10 2020 at 10:28 PM by Samikshya Joshi
Community spread of COVID-19 can be seen in many places all over the world, so home care is gaining traction. Home Care is helping people and the government in financial means also. It lessens the burden as 85% of infected people don't need hospital care.
According to some sources, there are different types of COVID-19 with a mild to severe range of symptoms. If someone in your family has COVID-19 or was tested for it and waiting for the results or have flu symptoms like fever, cough, and sore throat or even anyone who is sick and not sure about COVID should stay home. This helps to prevent the spreading of illness to other people.
Things need to be done at home:
If anyone is sick at your place, maintain distance with that person in your home. Suggest them to wear a face mask if they must be around other people. Note here face masks are for use only by people older than 2 years old who are not having trouble breathing. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer. If possible, stay in-home quarantine.
Things need to be done to protect others in your community:
If anyone is sick should stay home unless they need medical care.
Even other household members also should stay at home. Follow instructions from your doctor, local health care department, or the Municipal Corporation about who should stay home and for how long.
When going out of the house, wear a cloth face covering or face mask, and keep at least 6 feet (2 meters) of the distance between you and other people.
When to reach the Doctor?
If the person you're caring for seems to be getting sicker, call your doctor right away. Inform the doctor about their symptoms and whether they've been tested for coronavirus (COVID-19).
If they need to go to the doctor:
Always wear a cloth face covering while visiting the doctor. Keep tissues handy in case they need to cough or sneeze. Go to the emergency care or call 104 if the person has trouble breathing, is confused, or is very drowsy.