covid-19

The holiday season is thought to be the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the time of the year when the family gets together, it’s a time for happiness, thankfulness, and faith. Unfortunately, due to the threat of COVID-19, this holiday season may be a little different.  Caregiving can sometimes be extremely challenging any time of the year, but with the challenges that tend to come with the holidays and when you add the pandemic into the mix, this holiday season may seem like things are impossible.

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Even though the majority of states have lifted their “shelter-in-place” orders, the risk for seniors contracting the virus still remains high. So, for this reason, for their safety, older adults are remaining at home unless it’s absolutely necessary for them to venture out. Unfortunately, this means that many seniors aren’t able to do the activities and be connected like they were before COVID-19.

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Although states, cities and counties are starting to open back up, there is still a potential risk of being exposed to COVID-19. Older adults have a significantly higher risk for severe illnesses, including coronavirus. There are other factors that may also increase the risk for severe illnesses, such as having an underlying medical condition.

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Summer has arrived, which means everyone, including seniors are ready to get out and enjoy the sunshine. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is still a risk, especially for seniors, which means individuals are more homebound this season. This not only makes it difficult for seniors to get out and socialize, but they are also prevented from taking advantage of the many cool zone sites available in the San Diego area. The good news is, seniors can follow the recommendations for staying home, while still staying cool.

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Seniors and those with many types of underlying medical conditions, such as chronic respiratory illness, are most at risk for contracting COVID-19. For this reason, the CDC is continuing to recommend that those at risk stay at home. It is imperative to understand that although these people are following the recommendations, and avoiding social contact, many still require services from in-home care providers.

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We at 1st Meridian Care Services are actively taking steps to ensure the safety of our clients, our employees, and their families. We have instituted protocols to help protect each individual. We are prepared and monitoring the coronavirus, COVID-19, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus.  As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities and our protocols will be adjusted as needed.

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