Seniors or virus-exposed persons are the most vulnerable to coronavirus pandemic. We will help protect and support them in some sorts of cases.
As essential dry foods and cans of processed food fly off the shelves in grocery stores, places the elderly should avoid, delivering groceries and making sure older have items they need to survive a quarantine or isolation period could prove valuable.
Seniors and affected people need some essential support such as emotional attachments, caregiving informative support, grocery purchase and delivery service, medicine purchase, food transportation, etc.
Thus Shoily Foundation come forward to provide a support towards them in Saskatoon, Calgary, Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge and Guelph areas.
We’re here for you during COVID-19!
List of supports:
* Social Connection: Our volunteers will stay in touch via social video conferencing medias (such as Whatapps, Facetimes, etc.) to give you emotional support.
* Basic Information: Will provide you with basic information support (where to do, what you are recommended to do as per public health Canada).
* Transportation Support: Grocery items, prescribed medications, house essentials delivery help.
* Regular Check-up advices: Provide support if your annual checkup coming up. Our doctor volunteers will talk to you and try to give you some basic advices (such as precautions) where and what to do if you could not able to manage to visit your family physician or healthcare facilities for this purpose.
Saskatoon, Calgary, Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge and Guelph.
Please share this post to reach who actually needs help in this situation. Call us at +1(519)-722-6933.
To sum up, Shoily Foundation Volunteer can pick up and drop of your grocery and other essential items (e.g. medicines, dry foods etc.) at your porch of your house or apartment in Saskatoon, Calgary, Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge and Guelph areas from the humanitarian ground.
Healthy adults can do their part to mitigate the loneliness of the older population by introducing them to technology such as FaceTime, WhatsApp or Skype by talking with our volunteers and practicing good hand hygiene habits when they visit elderly neighbours.
Older neighbours and churchgoers can also remain healthy if community members properly wash their hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds during home visits and practice caution about exposing them to any respiratory symptoms they might have.
How can the elderly stay active inside their home and keep themselves entertained?
Even if you are at home, you can walk in the hallways, and walk around your room. It is really important to not just sit or lie down all day. We need to move and get the blood flowing and it is good for overall health. Even small housework is a form of exercise. Secondly, maybe this is a good time to catch up on old movies. In fact, you could have your family watch the same movie on the same day and afterwards catch up and talk about the movie. This might also be a good time to do things that you always wanted to do but never had the time. How about learning a new language [online], and sending notes to your family? Maybe write a note to your grandchild.
What are some steps to take if someone is worried that they have been potentially exposed to Covid-19?
The important thing to know is that, if you are not sick but fear that you have been exposed to someone with the infection, you don’t have to go to a hospital to seek help. You can call or use telehealth to contact your physician. Ask them what [symptoms] to watch out for, and when should you consider being tested. Clearly, if you have a fever, a cough, shortness of breath, there is a risk that you do have coronavirus and that might be a circumstance where it is recommended that you get tested. For people who have insurance coverage, there is typically a nurse helpline, in addition to contacting a doctor and telehealth option.
If the elderly have an annual checkup coming up, should they be concerned about going to the hospital?
It can vary by location and community based on how widespread cases of coronavirus are. In case one is concerned, they should call their physician and say, “I’m scheduled for an annual checkup. I’m otherwise feeling well and do not have any particular concerns. Is this something we can reschedule or postpone for later?” It is also helpful because, again, if there’s an outbreak in your particular community, health care workers are also very busy taking care of those who are ill. If you can handle anything on your own through conversation or through Telehealth, it will be good for you and also for the health care worker.
Remember some important ways to maintain proper hygiene and protect yourself:
* Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
* Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
* Stay home when you are sick.
* Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
* Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces you touch often, like your laptop or mobile phone.
If you have travelled to these countries and you feel unwell you should contact your family doctor or call TeleHealth Canada Services at 1-866-797-0000 to get a support. You should also avoid contact with others. Avoiding contact with others – also called self-isolation – means:
* Stay home from school or work,
* Avoid public places
* Do not take public transit, and
* Do not have visitors.
‘Don’t panic. Do prepare.’
Be safe, be well, wash your hand frequently!!
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