1 in 3 deaths worldwide are due to an infectious disease. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for infection control measures, which are designed to prevent the spread of illness and disease. These precautions include basic handwashing and hygiene along with the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and sanitizing the care environment. In any healthcare setting and even in a senior’s home, these infection control measures can keep serious illness from spreading to help protect seniors and their loved ones.
Many infectious diseases like COVID-19 can be avoided with proper training and care. Caring Senior Service provides infection control-specific care, meaning that we have processes and care plans in place to help prevent seniors from infectious diseases.
"Given their congregate nature and residents served (e.g., older adults often with underlying chronic medical conditions), nursing home populations are at the highest risk of being affected by COVID-19."
"The elderly, especially those with preexisting conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease, may be severely affected."