In the midst of the global pandemic, the majority of those at risk are aged 65 and above, therefore it is important to ensure that you take extra care for your elderly parents during this crucial time. Here are 3 things you can do to keep their health in check.
- Stock up on their required medication to avoid shortage
Elders with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk if exposed to Coronavirus. The weaker the immune system the harder it is to combat the virus. Therefore making sure your parents are eating right and taking their meds on time and in the right dosage could be saving their lives and help build their immune system.
- Remind them to wash and keep clean their surrounding
Your elderly parents might understand the importance of washing hands, however, do they follow the guideline to keep their hands clean? Remind them to wash their hands thoroughly before and after doing activities. Encourage them to wash their hands using water and soap for at least 20 second. You can also recommend them to use alcohol-based hand sanitizer to maintain extra protection.
Home health is also important to keep note of, germs and viruses can live on surfaces for days and can potentially make you sick once you come in contact with them. That is why we highly recommend getting your home disinfected with our disinfection service. You can book this home essential service now!
- Make sure they do light exercise and stay healthy
While staying at home during the lockdown, you can encourage them to do some light exercises as exercising regularly can boost their immune system and help fight off any form of illness. There are several indoor exercises suitable for older people, such as Yoga, TaiChi and other light weight training.
Exercise benefits much more than just the body, your elder parents can also improve their mental and emotional health by maintaining an active life. Moreover, remind them to drink more water and eat vitamins during this Coronavirus outbreak period.
Keeping your parents healthy is even more important during this crucial time, because they are spending more time at home. It is also important to make sure your home is fully functional and comfortable for them. If you need help with repairs, disinfection or other home essentials, you can book with our experts!