As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, more people will become infected or have suspected COVID-19 symptoms, which means there will also be people suddenly put into the role of home caregiver. If you're unsure on how you're supposed to care for someone at home with either confirmed or suspected COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) has posted some helpful guidelines.
WHO has put out a series of tweets covering the best practices for home caregivers of COVID-19 patients. They include how to protect yourself, how to care for someone with COVID-19 at home, and what precautions and measures caregivers should take.
Ensure ill person rests, drinks plenty fluids & eats nutritiously
Wear😷when in same room
Use dedicated🍽️🥛towel & bedlinen for ill person
Disinfect surfaces touched by ill person
📞healthcare facility if person has difficulty breathing pic.twitter.com/5TphNdYMC9
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 31, 2020