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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What You Need to Know to Support Older Adults

Older Adults and individuals who have chronic medical conditions are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes those with heart disease, diabetes or lung disease.

Here are some important reminders for caregivers/family members during this time:

  • Ensure there is an updated list of prescription medications readily available and that there is an extra supply, up to 90 days. Also, double-check the supply of any necessary over-the-counter medications.
  • Monitor medical supplies (oxygen, incontinence, dialysis, wound care) needed.
  • Develop emergency preparedness plans for unexpected situations such as falls, injuries, etc.
  • Ensure access to necessities such as food, water, household supplies. Prepare food delivery options with possible help from family, neighbors, or other community resources.
  • Check with your healthcare provider for alternate appointment options such as video chats or other telehealth options.
  • Minimize contact with others through social distancing (the practice of reducing close contact between people to slow the spread of infections or diseases).
  • Alleviate loneliness and isolation by maintaining frequent contact with older adults through phone calls, video chatting, texting or email.

Resources

Recognizing this is an ever changing situation, stay informed by checking these official sites for updated information:

State of Connecticut

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization (WHO)

Social distancing

Anyone experiencing symptoms is strongly urged to contact their medical provider to seek treatment.

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