Is your loved one infected with COVID-19? If yes, it is very important to take proper care of the patient to ensure the condition doesn’t worsen and for a speedy recovery. Here are a few tips that can help you take care of a patient at home:
Maintain a chart of their oxygen levels and temperature
It is crucial to keep a check on the oxygen level and temperature of the patient. Make sure you have an oximeter at your place and keep noting down the oxygen level and pulse from that meter and temperature from a thermometer at least thrice a day.
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Give them food timely
The patient must always have access to light and healthy food. Ensure that you give them healthy meals from time to time.
Make sure that the patient is inhaling steam at least 2-3 times a day. Keep a steamer handy with the patient and remind them to use it.
Always make sure that you wear a double mask whenever you go in the room where the patient is present and make sure you come out of the room as soon as possible.
Make sure that the room the patient is in is well-ventilated and the patient has access to pure air. This not only helps in the proper ventilation of air but also acts as a mood booster.
Due to a lack of human connection, the isolation period can be very depressing for a lot of patients, and for that, you need to make sure that you are emotionally available for the patient.
Take care of yourself
While taking care of the patient, don’t forget that you need to take care of yourself too. It is equally important for you to take breaks and relax.
It is a horrific period but we are all in this together and we will come out of it stronger. Take care and stay safe!