Doctors urge seniors’ family members to persist in seeking medical help before the onset of further decline.
Dr. Laura Perry, for instance, treated an elderly woman in San Francisco who was presenting cold symptoms and confusion, according to the DailyMail. After the patient was diagnosed with hypoactive delirium, she tested positive for COVID-19.
To compound the issue, those in nursing homes may be in solitary confinement for safety measures without access to sufficient exercise, thereby weakening the already vulnerable population.
Older adults can take precautions to reduce the risk of getting sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises staying home, washing hands often, and maintaining six feet of distance from others.
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