Dr. Jacqueline DuPont, PhD (Gerontologist and Aging Expert) shares what you can do to keep your Elderly Loved One Protected After the Peak.
What is the New Normal in Senior Care?
- Proper hand washing for 20 seconds or more should be part of our daily routine. It is important that you lather your hands with soap by rubbing them together and making sure that you get the soap off.
- Hand sanitizing regularly, especially before and after meals (if soap and water is not available).
- Spraying or disinfecting door knobs all throughout the house.
- Wearing a mask. When providing masks to the elderly, be sure to show them the mask and explain what it is for. Show them how to wear it properly and be sure that they understand the imporance of wearing a mask. Explaining to the older adults is critical and be sure that they understand that the mask will help in keeping us them and everyone else safe. When you talk to them, it is important that you articulate harder and slower so they can understand you more.
- Wearing gloves more often. It is also important that we dispose the gloves properly after a single use to avoid the spread of the virus.
- Using air purifiers
- No more embraces and shaking hands for the protection of everyone, especially the older adults.
- Using technology more for constant communication. Let’s use technology more for the benefit of the older adults like providing them with iPads, iPhones, computers and other gadgets that can be used for video calls or video conference. This way, the elders will avoid the feeling of being socially isolated.
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