At the start of the Covid 19 pandemic a lot of information was disseminated to protect the older people in the society from contracting the virus. The older people were the most vulnerable group of people in the fight against contracting the diseases. Some of the reasons given for this included that prior to the pandemic a large percentage of the older people were suffering from other underlying conditions. These conditions included diabetes, hypertension and some other severe cardiovascular diseases. With this information in mind experts in the medical field encouraged people living with older people to give them extra support in the midst of fighting the Covid 19 pandemic
Measures taken included
It was highlighted that a lot of older people suffer psychologically in their old agehttp://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-19/news/news/2020/4/supporting-older-people-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-is-everyones-business#:~:text=Support%20for%20older%20people%2C,they%20should%20fall%20ill.. In cases where they contracted the Covid 19 virus and were required to be isolated from their families, a lot of them deteriorated both mentally and physically. Families were asked to increase their contact with them so that they would not feel so isolated or abandoned. Older people are dependent on communal support especially from their families during these times of anxiety so that they can maintain a healthy lifestyle. The families can do this through making sure that the older people have access to nutritious diet, that they are staying active especially for those who are in quarantine.
Caregivers to older people were reminded that they posed a greater risk when it comes to risking the older people lives on exposing them to Covid 19 infection. The caregivers like a lot of healthcare workers are at a greater risk of contracting the virus as they are constantly exposed to it due to their work environment. They were encouraged to keep getting tested for the Covid 19 virus as well as asking their patients to do the same. This can be done through tests given in hospital by medical experts or they can also be done through the available technology. Such technology includes the OCT technology used by Docsun Biomed whose success rate is at 95 percenthttps://docsun.health/en/#doorway. Docsun Biomed has further come up with devises to suit different environments. The Docsun mobile apphttps://docsun.health/en/#mobileapp is suitable for individuals who have access to a smartphone and want to partake the Covid 19 test at the comfort of their own home. The Docsun doorway terminalhttps://docsun.health/en/#doorway devise is suitable for areas with a large inflow and outflow of people for example institutions and public malls.
When all the above measures have been followed it is believed that the older people in society will be safeguarded during the fight against the Covid 19 pandemic.