Coronavirus and living with disease, what you need to know

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic made its way into the world, it has completely changed the landscape. Things are not as they used to be. Every single sector, every single department of life has changed. People have become accustomed to this disease, this virus that has plagued humanity for almost more than a year now. Vaccines are rolling out and things might return to normal, no one knows for sure though. Either way we need to be vigilant, our elderly especially need to be vigilant and take caution. 

People are already following government-issued protocols for their own safety from the COVID-19 virus. Some people are already high-risk and sick with other diseases. Having COVID-19 looming in the air does not help with the anxiety of it all. Therefore, if you are someone who is already fighting a disease or is fighting COVID-19, you need to take extra precaution. Below are some things you can do in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.

  • Stay put, stay in your house.

This is the first thing you need to do if you have a disease or the COVID-19 virus. You need to stay at home, period. Staying in the house will help you stay safe from COVID-19 if you are already fighting another disease. You do not need the extra stress of the virus while you are tackling your pre-existing condition. If you have the COVID-19 virus then stay home. Keep your friends, family, and the community safe by staying in your house, hospice, or wherever you are living or getting treated.

  • Take good care of yourself.

Regardless if you are someone who is living in an assisted living facility, it does not change the fact that you need to also take care of yourself. Despite being an elderly, or despite having a disease already—if you take care of yourself, by drinking enough water, taking your medicines on time, meditating, and safely socializing, you can improve your mood and well being.

  • Stay in direct communication with your health professional.

This is highly important if you are already tackling a disease. Many hospitals are booked because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health professionals are busy 24/7, many people are staying home and getting help on the phone or through the internet with their health professional. This is exactly what you should be doing as well, always stay in touch with them. Text them, tell them how you are feeling and what exactly you are doing for your disease etc. 

  • Avoid going out for no reason, and using public means of transport.

This is also important. If you have a disease or if you are fighting the COVID-19 virus, do not go in public transport. Since you are already fighting a disease, you are more prone to getting a the COVID-19 virus. Since people who have a disease have a weakened immune system. Your immune system does not need another disease to make its job even harder! So, avoid going out without reason.

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