When to Seek Emergency Care for COVID-19
If you have a fever, cough or other COVID-19 symptoms, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home.
If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider. Keep track of your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign, including trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, and or the inability to wake or stay awake, get emergency medical care immediately by calling 911.
If you call 911, notify the operator that you may have COVID-19 and are seeking care.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created an online self-check to help you determine the level of care you may need if you think you have COVID-19.
COVID-19 and Senior Care
Remember, older adults who have serious underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease, and/or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. That is why seniors must be extra vigilant about monitoring for potential symptoms of COVID-19.
Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care and do not visit public areas. Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better and stay in touch with your doctor.
At Preferred Provider Services we provide in home health care with 24 hour access to Nurse Practitioner and a doctor. Contact us to explore the possibility of us meeting your medical needs.