CareJules Homecare Essential Guide

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Essential Guide to Home Care

Everything you need to know about care at home.

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Essential Guide to Home Care

CareJules Homecare Essential Guide

Quality Live-In Care Protection from Coronavirus Devastation

In the new normal, they're safer at home

Unfortunately, the coronavirus SARS-COV-2 can have mortifying effects on the sick and the elderly. During the pandemic, the world has seen the devastation this virus caused throughout care homes and society. It's now clear that COVID-19 poses a greater risk for over 60s and people with underlining health conditions such as chronic lung diseases, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, and obesity.

Due to these risk factors, CareJules has made changes to our service. Therefore, our guidance for carers and customers will help to keep them safe in the workplace and at home. The measures we're taking are to prevent a COVID infection, while also being prepared to fight off an infection.

As you would expect, we will continue to monitor coronavirus research and expert advice. In turn, we will inform you of any information that would benefit you and your loved one.

On the whole, CareJules will endeavour to provide your family member with the best lifestyle possible, even in these unprecedented times.

Live-In Care Bubble

During a placement, carers become part of the household bubble. However, we recommend preventative steps to limit potential coronavirus contamination. We urge that all visitors follow these measures too, especially around the most vulnerable.

Steps to Limit Coronavirus

Hands: Surgically wash your hands with soap and water to destroy and remove the possible virus. You can use strong alcohol-based hand sanitiser where soap and water are inaccessible.

Face: Wear a face mask while in public confined spaces. All visitors to your home should wear a facemask around vulnerable people.

Even though a face mask does not stop the spread or contamination of the coronavirus, limiting your loved one's exposure may well reduce the severity of COVID-19 in people with a compromised immune system.

Therefore, we recommend that you use either an FFP3 (N99) or FFP2 (N95) or surgical face mask or a 3 layered reusable face mask with a disposable PM 2.5 filter.[1]

Mouth: Wash your mouth and gargle with either hydrogen peroxide or povidone-iodine solution.

Hydrogen peroxide 6% as a mouthwash and gargle:

Hydrogen peroxide inactivates coronavirus within 1 minute.[2] Dilute one part hydrogen peroxide to five parts of water. Rinse your mouth and gargle for two to three minutes. You may repeat this up to three times daily.

As a mouthwash or gargle, the product is suitable for adults and children over 12 years. Due to the risk of swallowing, hydrogen peroxide should only be used by younger children under the instruction of a doctor.[3]

Povidone-iodine as a nasal wash, gargle and mouthwash:

Povidone-iodine solution inactivates SARS-CoV-2 in just 15 seconds.[4] Dilute one part povidone-iodine 10% to 9 or 19 parts of water to make a 1% or 0.5% povidone-iodine solution. Alternatively, you can buy a ready-made 1% or 0.5% povidone-iodine solution.

This solution can be used inside the nose with a sterile swab, nasal irrigation system, or nasal spray. Rinse your mouth and gargle for 30-60 seconds. Repeat 2-4 times daily or as directed by your physician/dentist or pharmacist.[5,6]

Boost & Balance your Immune System

Optimise your Nutrition to Prevent COVID-19 Disease

As you already know, over 60's and people with underlining health conditions have weaker immune systems. However, it doesn't have to be that way. With the right nutrition and a little movement, your immune system can improve in a matter of weeks.

For more information about coronavirus treatment using food as medicine, you can follow the link provided. Nevertheless, there are a few supplements you, your loved ones, and carers can take daily to balance the immune system. Also, there are a few to have on standby just in case a coronavirus or flu infection does arise.

Daily Supplements

Vitamin C: 500-4000 mg per day as ascorbic acid or sodium ascorbate.

Vitamin C boosts your anti-viral immune response to prevent and treat infections.

Vitamin D3: 400–2,000 IU (10–50 mcg) per day.

Vitamin D deficiency increases COVID-19 death risk by 10,100%. As we age, it becomes increasingly difficult to synthesise Vitamin D3 from the sun.

Supplements on Standby in Case of an Infection

Zinc & Copper: 150 mg of zinc picolinate and 8 mg of copper split throughout the day.

Increasing zinc improves immune function and response to impair coronavirus. While copper increases killer cell production and provides an antioxidant defence to reduce damage and death. Zinc and copper must be balanced to support your immune function. Anaemia is commonly seen during infections. COVID-19 patients could benefit from iron chelation as an adjuvant treatment.

Glutathione or NAC: 1000-2000 mg of glutathione or 600-6000 mg of NAC per day. Glutathione is your master antioxidant. It is your powerful defence against disease.

More comprehensive information about coronavirus treatment and nutrition can be found in the link provided.

Finally, over 60's and people with underlining health conditions are advised by the World Health Organisation to ensure that they have essential supplies and a contingency plan should friends and family become too sick to assist with their care.

Our exceptional Live-in Carers can assist you or your loved one's lifestyle. Call CareJules today so that your loved one can continue living independently at home in a COVID secure place.