With the COVID-19 pandemic still happening, it is important that everyone does their part to prevent the spread of this virus. With this being said, there may be some people that you know who either get the coronavirus or who are exposed to it and have to go into quarantine. If your elderly loved one needs to quarantine themselves at home, the best thing to do would be to help them create a plan to make staying at home easier.
Plan for at least 7 to 14 Days
Depending on whether your elderly loved one contracts the coronavirus or is exposed to the virus, they may have to stay at home in quarantine for at least 7 to 14 days. When you are thinking of a plan to help your elderly loved one with their home quarantine, this should be considered.
Stock Up for 2 Weeks
Another thing that you or your elderly loved one’s home health care provider should do is to help them stock up for 2 weeks. This would include food, household items, medications, or other things that your elderly loved one might need to keep themselves occupied during their home quarantine.
Get Some Tissues, Disinfectant Products, and Antibacterial Wipes
If your elderly loved one is stuck at home due to quarantine, it is important that they have the things they will need. If they are sick, it is best to make sure they have tissues on-hand, so they don’t need to leave the house to get some. In addition, it would be best to have someone (your elderly loved one or their home health care provider) disinfect the house. Make sure your elderly loved one’s home health care provider gets them some disinfectant products and antibacterial wipes.
Have a First Aid Kit On-Hand
It is also important that there be a first aid kit on-hand at your elderly loved one’s home. It should include things such as bandaids, blood pressure machine, thermometer, and fever-reducing medications.
Make a Schedule for Contacting Your Loved One
When stuck at home due to quarantine, your elderly loved one is going to want people they can talk to. It is important that you and other family members keep in touch with your loved one while they are stuck at home. Make a schedule for who is going to reach out to your loved one and when.
These are some of the tips for creating a plan for home quarantine for your elderly loved one. With these tips, you can help your elderly loved one to get through the quarantine much easier.