Senior Caregivers Fighting Coronavirus In Brookfield, Wisconsin


Senior Caregivers Fighting Coronavirus In Brookfield, Wisconsin

Coronavirus is affecting Brookfield families, but senior caregivers can help keep your loved one safe. Read on to learn how Always Best Care is implementing CDC recommendations and safeguarding seniors.

Coronavirus Affecting Brookfield, Wisconsin Families

When a Wisconsin man’s family went to visit relatives in China, they had no idea that they would be swept up in one of the biggest health epidemics in recent history. But that’s exactly what happened to Samuel Roth’s wife Daisy and their two children, who are now stuck in Wuhan after officials placed the city on lockdown, according to a report by Brookfield Local News.

But Roth’s family isn’t the only one to be affected by an outbreak that started half-a-world away. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is now testing five people for the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) in Wisconsin, public health officials told Brookfield Local News. Wisconsin students were also tested after trips to China.

“DHS is actively monitoring this outbreak and working with our local, state, and federal partners to be able to respond quickly and effectively when people have symptoms of this virus and a likelihood of exposure,” State Health Officer Jeanne Ayers said in a news release. “While all information we have so far shows there is low risk to the general public, we take new infectious diseases seriously and are taking precautions.”

Don’t worry: senior caregivers are taking it seriously, too!

Senior Caregivers Fighting Coronavirus In Brookfield, Wisconsin

Senior caregivers are following all of the recommendations made by the Center for Disease Control to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease. These include:

  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Staying home when you are sick
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of it
  • Cleaning and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Using facemasks to prevent the spread of disease to others, or if you are taking care of an infected person in close settings
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially when going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing

Senior caregivers can also help your loved one implement these same interventions, which mostly overlap with general hygiene and cold prevention practices. Additionally, our senior caregivers can keep your loved one safe in the following ways:

  • Let senior caregivers brave the public. Need something picked up, but don’t feel like exposing yourself to the general public? Our senior caregivers can do it for you, minimizing your exposure to germs.
  • Senior caregivers improve health care access. Concerned about a cough or cold symptom? Senior caregivers improve early detection of problems and generally enhance patient/practitioner relationships by providing transportation, simplifying appointment booking, and otherwise supporting seniors who want to visit the doctor’s office.

Find Senior Caregivers In Brookfield, Wisconsin

Call 262-721-0765 or visit the Always Best Care of Greater Milwaukee website to book a free consultation with a local representative.

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