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Title: Tips For Creating A Home Care Space For A Covid-Positive Loved One If Necessary
Author: Jamie Gold
Date: December 23, 2020
Anderson recommends designating a separate bedroom and bathroom if possible, and ensuring that other household members stay out of both spaces. “Consider signage on the door if small children or elderly, cognitively-impaired family members live in the same household so they do not mistakenly go into this space.” Anderson further suggests removing any belongings from the patient’s room that someone else in the home might need, so they don’t have to risk their health to enter the space and retrieve them. “Hand sanitizer, especially if soap and water are not available at a sink within the bedroom suite,” Anderson recommends.
“It’s important to clean areas that are frequently touched, for example door handles, light switches, etc., especially those that may be between the bedroom and the bathroom or within spaces that other family members have access to,” the dochitect advises. You’ll want to have a supply of masks handy, “to be worn even between bedroom and bathroom if the person needs to walk down a hall where other family members also go,” Anderson says.
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