It takes a lot of courage and determination to embark on a journey as a senior in the global pandemic. If possible it is advisable to avoid making any trips for the time being. Older people are at a higher risk of getting sick from COVID-19, and if they must travel, they must ensure to take precautions. Here are some tips to help you.
Have All Your Medications And Supplies In Stock
Older people are more vulnerable to getting infected by COVID-19, and they need to have all their vaccinations and supplies available at all times during travels. You must also add alcohol-based sanitizers as part of your supplies. You need to ensure that you sanitize your hands after every touch. Don’t skip your medications, take them at the right time, and create a reminder to take your meds and sanitize your hands.
Avoid Having Contact With People
As an elderly, you need to ensure that you stay away from anyone that is visibly sick. It is a vital precaution against COVID-19 since it is almost impossible to differentiate between infected and healthy people. It is best to avoid having contacts by not moving around too much. Social distancing is critical, especially to seniors. That’s the best precaution that can be taken against COVID-19.
Cleanliness Must Be Part Of Your Habits
Staying clean always is another precaution against COVID-19. You need to take proper care of yourself and make sure your hygiene is in great shape. Wash your hands every time there is no soap and water available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Ensure to always have a sanitizer with you at all times. It is essential that you still have your bath before and after you go out. Your hygiene is crucial, and you must be very particular about it. You cannot joke with your health, especially as an older person. If possible, stay all the time indoors and wash your hands with soap and water properly.
Take Precaution Against Food Contamination
Food hygiene is something you must be very cautious about since there is no way to prove the purity and quality of the food served to you. You need to ensure that every food you eat is cooked thoroughly, so avoid raw foods throughout your travels. Ensure that all your meals are taken in a clean and safe place. Avoid coming in contact with live animals and poultry; avoid every food that has been left exposed for a long time. As an older adult, you need to take cognizance of the meals you consume. You must choose only food that has been adequately cooked, no half-done meals. Try to reduce the number of times you eat outside.
Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose And Mouth
Here is an essential precaution that you must try to follow. Limit the number of times you rub your eyes, pick your nose, and touch your mouth. The virus can be transferred from your hands to your face through contact. It is also essential that you reduce having contact with surfaces that are frequently touched. Avoid touching elevator buttons, handrails as much as possible.