COVID-19 and You

COVID-19 & You

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing.
We are still learning about this disease and how to mitigate the impact it has on our communities. We do know that there are some things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community.

Do the High Five

Protect Yourself

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Protect Your Community

  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.


COVID-19 & Seniors

Seniors(older adults  65+) are one of the most at risk populations when it comes to the severity of COVID-19 illness.

Seniors are advised to strictly follow the CDC guidelines during this time:

  • Stay home.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid close contact (6 feet, which is about two arm lengths) with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched services.
  • Avoid all cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
  • Call your healthcare professional if you have concerns about COVID-19 and your underlying condition or if you are sick.

Senior LIFE During the Coronavirus

At Senior LIFE, our dedicated healthcare and support staff are working around the clock to protect our member population during this unprecedented time. We are incredibly grateful for the dedication and sacrifice that our team is making every day.

To assure that our members and community stay as healthy and as functional as possible during this time, we have taken the following actions.

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We have developed plans to handle suspected and confirmed cases and if members have fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat they are asked to contact their Senior LIFE nurse or physician at their center.
We are working with CMS, our provider network and community partners to support our members during the COVID-19 outbreak.

For more information on Senior LIFE and our response to the Coronavirus, please visit our main website:

Thank You To Staff and Community

Last updated on March 30th, 2020 at 02:40 pm

Categories: Caregiver Resources, COVID-19, Wellness Matters