The national opinion Research Center found that nearly one-fifth of Americans, aged 18 and higher, provided home care services to their aging relatives and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are among those people caring for their loved ones with post-COVID symptoms, you’ve come across the right post. Today, we will discuss the most vital tips for self-care and important insights to aid in the smooth recovery of your loved person.
Some of the most common COVID’s physical symptoms include:
- Loss of taste or smell
- Fever or chills
- Body aches
- Difficulty breathing
- Nausea or diarrhea
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
The risk of a serious illness in COVID patients increases with age, and the risk of severe complications is higher for patients with underlying medical conditions. Age and additional factors may contribute to worse health conditions. Unlike younger people whose COVID symptoms continue for several weeks, seniors may need more time for a full recovery. A lengthy post-COVID rehabilitation is a more common thing for older people.
While taking care of seniors, caregivers need to be aware of physical symptoms and complications caused by Covid-19. Symptoms include a wide range of variations, changing from patient to patient.
Not all COVID symptoms are severe, and however, they should be carefully treated for people with chronic illnesses. A patient may run a very high fever, have trouble breathing, suffer from dehydration. Refuse to eat or drink, etc. You should keep in mind many factors while caring for seniors post-COVID. If you need professional help, the Aurora Home Health team is ready to come for help.