With our healthcare system being stretched and the increase of asymptomatic Covid-19 patients, home quarantine is becoming a common occurrence but what should you do when you are instructed to quarantine at home or if you are the caregiver?
Here are 5 things that the World Health Organization (WHO) advises:
The key is to prevent any further infection, thus the patient has to be isolated in a room to themselves. If this is not possible, then a section of the house has to be designated for this person only. Limit their movement in the house and always keep a 1-metre distance.
Clean & fresh airflow is important so, ensure adequate air circulation by opening windows of the room or part of the house where the patient is.
There should only be 1 appointed mature person in the house as caregiver to the patient. It is imperative that this person be healthy and have no underlying medical conditions.
Both patient and caregiver must put on their masks and face shields when interacting with each other. The caregiver must wash their hands immediately after each interaction.
It is highly advised that the patient should have their own personalized eating & drinking utensils as well as beddings and towels. No one should share any items with the patient.
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