2020 has been a rough year. People need to protect their loved ones from sickness. It’s challenging to protect our loved ones from something we can’t see. Coronavirus spreads from person to person, and it is more contagious than the flu.
While talking over the phone with our loved ones can help to ease our stress, it can only do so much. Minimizing the risk, helping our loved ones, and using a Careline alarm can reassure us of our elderly loved ones’ safety.
Minimize the Risks
The elderly have a higher risk of catching COVID-19. To care for our elderly, we can take precautions to minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus. If you have any symptoms of the virus, such as a cough or cold, it is best to take extra precautions. What can you do to help lower the risk of infection?
Wash Your Hands
Washing your hands with soap and water for about 20 seconds is effective. Using hand sanitizer on the go will also help minimize the spread.
Keep a Safe Distance
Staying around 2 meters away from others will help to protect you. Keeping a physical distance can be difficult, but the lockdown is in place to protect everyone, especially our elderly and vulnerable.
What About Sneezing and Coughing?
A person should sneeze and cough into the crook of the elbow. The virus spreads through droplets in the nose and mouth. If you sneeze into a tissue, be sure to dispose of it in the rubbish bin and clean your hands afterwards.
Do the Shopping for Them
Let your loved ones know you’re concerned about them by taking care of everyday tasks for them. Doing the shopping for your elderly loved one will take an extra worry off of their plate.
Leave the shopping bags by the front door at another safe spot of their choosing. Keep your distance to ensure minimal risk of transferring the virus.
Could a Careline Alarm Help You?
All these steps can help to minimize risks and ease our worries. But what if there’s a medical emergency? It can be complicated for our elderly loved ones in self-isolation and even more difficult if they don’t get to the phone quickly to call the NHS helpline on 111. A careline alarm can give you and your loved one a sense of security.
What Is a Careline Alarm?
A careline alarm is a device that can be fitted in the home of your loved one to help keep them safe while social distancing. The alarm connects your loved one to our UK call centre, where one of our trained operators will respond quickly to their situation.
Your loved one doesn’t have to worry about having to walk to the phone when they have our pendant alarm on their neck, wrist, or belt. At the push of a button, your loved one will be connected with one of our operators.
Our average response time is under 10 seconds. You can rest assured that your elderly loved one will get the care they need with our services. In an emergency, our operators can alert the proper authorities to keep your loved one safe.
Our operators will also alert you and any contacts your loved one has nominated. You don’t have to worry about not hearing from your loved one should anything happen with our service. You will know right away.
Are you interested in buying an alarm? Call us on 0 800 180 8545 to talk to our customer service team or get in touch via email [email protected]. You can order your Careline alarm system online from our website. We aim to deliver your alarm the next working day if you order before 1 pm. Assuring you and your loved one of their safety is quick and easy with our Careline alarm system.