- What are your ways to avoid getting sick?
- Do you often visit your grandparents? Why or why not?
- proneness /prohn-nes/
- negative /NEG-uh-tiv/
- caregiver /KAIR-giv-er/
- sanitize /SAN-i-tahyz/
- benefit /BEN-uh-fit/
[noun] the fact of being likely to suffer from an illness
She was forced to quit cheerdance due to her proneness to injury.
[adjective] bad or harmful
The pandemic has a negative effect in our country’s economy.
[noun] someone who takes care of a person who is young, old, or sick
Her long years together with her grandmother influenced her to be a good caregiver.
[verb] to make something completely clean and free from bacteria
Toys that are used in nursery rooms should be sanitized always.
[noun] a helpful or good effect
One benefit of using natural skincare products is there will be no skin irritation.
Here are the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, geriatricians and infectious disease specialists to keep our older loved ones safe from COVID-19.
1. Know and follow the guidelines
Wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizers. Handshakes, public transportations, and crowded places should be avoided. Objects that are frequently used should be disinfected. Unnecessary travel should be canceled. Moreover, acquiring needed supplies should be done. Visitation to grandchildren should also be stopped for a while.
2. Use Telemedicine
Since going to doctor’s appointments is discouraged due to the coronavirus epidemic, telemedicine sessions are recommended. Furthermore, asking advice from your doctor regarding storing two to three months prescribed medicines can also be helpful.
3. Be mindful of social isolation
16 percent of people aged 60 and older are living alone in more than 130 countries according to Pew Research Center. It was found by the researchers that loneliness has its own negative effect on one’s health. Thus, at these times, it is recommended to use Zoom, Skype or Facetime to still connect with our grandparents.
4. Communicate to caregivers
As suggested by Dr. David Nace, president-elect of the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, a discussion about proper hygiene with caregivers should be done. Make sure that aid workers are healthy and are always washing their hands or using hand gel regularly. Equipment that will be used should be sanitized.
5. Exercise, even in pandemic
Being active can help improve the body’s immune system and fight the virus. It also has mental and emotional benefits. Instead of going to the gym, a simple walk can suffice.
- Based on the article, why are the elders still prone to sickness even if they are in good health?
- What is the second way to keep older people safe from COVID-19 as mentioned in the article?
- Who suggested that discussion about proper hygiene with caregivers should be done?
- In the article, what has been found to have a negative impact on health?
- What can fight the virus based on the article?
- How do you take care of your older loved ones?
- Aside from the steps mentioned above, what else can we do to avoid getting sick? Kindly enumerate.
- Do you think eating healthy food and taking vitamins can improve our immune system? Please explain your answer.
- Do you think staying inside the house can keep us safe from the virus? Why or why not?
- In Japan, what is the most effective way to avoid getting sick and why?