If you have fever, cough, loss of taste or smell or certain other symptoms, you might have COVID-19. If you think you might have COVID-19 or think you may have been near someone who has COVID-19, contact a healthcare provider for medical advice. Learn more at https://bit.ly/2IV3uRh or watch the video below.
When choosing to go out in public or visit a loved one at higher risk, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends we pay close attention to our symptoms. For those of us with seasonal allergies, understanding symptoms can present a challenge!
Seasonal allergies triggered by airborne pollen can lead to seasonal allergic rhinitis, which affects the nose and sinuses, and seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, which affects the eyes. Your sniffles and sneezes may seem like symptoms of COVID-19.
While COVID-19 and seasonal allergies share many symptoms, there are some key differences between the two.
For example, COVID-19 can cause fever, which is not a common symptom of seasonal allergies. The image below compares symptoms caused by allergies and COVID-19.
*Seasonal allergies do not usually cause shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, unless a person has a respiratory condition such as asthma that can be triggered by exposure to pollen.
This is not a complete list of all possible symptoms of COVID-19 or seasonal allergies. Symptoms vary from person to person and range from mild to severe. You can have symptoms of both COVID-19 and seasonal allergies at the same time.
Covid-19 has been found to spread mainly from person to person via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing face masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with every day preventive actions and social distancing in public settings.
Here are some guidelines on how to properly wear and take off a mask.
WEAR YOUR MASK CORRECTLY
Wash your hands before putting on your mask
Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face
Make sure you can breathe easily
Do not place a mask on a child younger than 2
USE A MASK TO HELP PROTECT OTHERS
Wear a mask to help protect others in case you’re infected but don’t have symptoms
Keep the mask on your face the entire time you’re in public
Don’t put the mask around your neck or up on your forehead
Don’t touch the mask, and, if you do, clean your hands
FOLLOW EVERYDAY HEALTH HABITS
Stay at least 6 feet away from others
Avoid contact with people who are sick
Wash your hands often, with soap and water, for at least
20 seconds each time
Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
TAKE OFF YOUR MASK CAREFULLY WHEN YOU’RE HOME
Untie the strings behind your head or stretch the ear loops
Michael arrived at Saint Anthony after experiencing a fractured femur from a fall. He needed to relearn how to perform transfers, use the restroom, and dress himself while not putting weight on one of his legs at all. He was persistent with his strengthening program and did his best to follow weight restrictions even though it was a challenge at times. After a few months, Michael was visiting with his doctor and let out a shout of excitement as he was cleared to put weight on both his legs again! Michael began to complete more rigorous exercises, with focus on balance and stability, and has made a full recovery and a safe return home! Great job Michael!
Gregory Treanor came to Majestic Care of Whitehall after sustaining a traumatic injury from a fall. From his initial assessment, he was unable to follow any commands, was incoherent and required total care.
Gregory participated with Physical, Occupational and Speech therapies to focus on balance, endurance, gross motor movement and functional problem solving. Through therapy, his strength, orientation, memory and cognition have improved significantly. He has returned home to live independently and does not have any restrictions!
The Care Team is so proud of Gregory’s perseverance and is a shining example of success!
Please note | This photo was taken prior to Covid-19 rules & restrictions
Mr. Don Ulrey arrived at Majestic Care of Avon from Eskenazi Hospital for rehabilitation services. Upon arrival, Don needed assistance with activities of daily living and transfers as he experienced shortness of breath and low endurance during his daily tasks. With the help of Reliant Rehab and Majestic Care of Avon, Don was able to successfully return to his home independently, safely, and stronger than before! Congratulations, Don! We were happy to help you during your rehabilitation journey!
Congratulations to Victoria Collier, RNA as she celebrates 20 years of service this month at our Majestic Care of Columbus community!
“I love taking care of all of my Residents, they are like family. I have been through eight takeovers and I feel this one is the ticket because Majestic Care has shown that they care about their staff as well as their residents.”