How to Reclaim Your Independence After a Health Crisis
Three simple exercises that will help you recover
With the ongoing news coverage around COVID-19 (coronavirus), people are anxious about the spread of the illness and looking to experts to understand how to prevent getting sick and what to do if they do become sick. Luckily, access to in-home care from Landmark can be a critical tool in your effort to stay healthy this season. COVID-19 is a virus that spreads from person to person, in much the same way the flu or common cold spreads. As such, experts are recommending avoiding contact with people who are sick. Having a provider in your home is a great option for ensuring you get the care you need without exposing yourself to additional risk.
But what do you do if you’re not feeling well and need medical care?
You could be nervous that getting care for an unrelated issue will put you at risk for getting COVID-19 due to:
If you are eligible for Landmark’s services, you can avoid those concerns because the doctor or provider comes to you.
In-home medical care means you stay home, even to get medical care.
Prevention is the best approach to staying well. Especially for older adults with chronic conditions, the added burden of a virus is something Landmark is designed to help avoid. We provide:
Call your doctor if you are sick.
Patients who feel ill should call their doctors to discuss symptoms. Landmark patients should call Landmark and can continue to receive in-home care to treat regular conditions and concerns in place, limiting exposure to any respiratory virus, including the common cold, influenza or coronavirus.
If you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness – cough or shortness of breath – Landmark will help coordinate care, even if we can’t provide an in-home visit due to safety concerns for our providers.
What can I do to prevent getting viruses, including coronavirus?
You can take simple steps to stay healthy and help protect yourself from viruses:
If you have symptoms of the coronavirus or suspect you have been exposed to someone with coronavirus, contact your Landmark provider.