Posted on March 10, 2020

Luxor Nursing and Rehab at Mills Pond on Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Coronavirus

The prospect of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading across the United States and the world can be a scary thing for seniors, since the disease has shown to cause sometimes fatal breathing issues for the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. 

In times like these, being armed with information is vital in order to protect ourselves as best as we can. 

With that in mind, Luxor Nursing and Rehab at Mills Pond wants to answer some frequently asked questions regarding the coronavirus, courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

How Does the Virus Spread?

The first infections were linked to a live animal market in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, but is now spreading person-to-person. There remain questions as to whether an asymptomatic person (someone not showing any symptoms) can spread the disease to others. An “actively sick” person can spread the disease by coughing or sneezing. Those germs can settle on a person close by or on objects like countertops and handrails. 

Why Are People Being Quarantined?

The incubation period for this coronavirus can be anywhere from two to 14 days, so suspected cases are being isolated for two weeks until it’s clear that they won’t show signs of the disease.

Can Coronavirus Be Spread Through Food?

The CDC says there is currently no evidence that the virus can be transmitted through food. However, people who prepare food can certainly spread it, so it’s imperative that you wash your hands before handling or preparing food.

How Can I Help Protect Myself?

Taking simple measures like washing your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, using hand sanitizer with at least 60-percent alcohol, and not touching your face can go along way in keeping you healthy.

Should I Wear a Facemask?

The CDC does not recommend that healthy people wear a facemask to protect themselves from any respiratory illness. People who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 should wear a mask, as should healthcare workers and people who are taking care of someone infected with the virus. 

What Are the Symptoms?

Current symptoms of the novel coronavirus are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, you or a loved one should call your local health department immediately.

 

To learn more about Luxor Nursing and Rehab at Mills Pond and all of the services they offer, visit http://www.millspondluxor.com/.

 


Dear Family & Friends,
below please find a link to our online Communication Request Form.

In light of recent events as a result of the COVID pandemic, we know that communication with the facility, our Social Workers and most importantly, your loved ones, is more important than ever.
Furthermore, not being able to visit your loved one only adds to that need. As a result, our call lines have been unusually busy and our staff have been working tirelessly to stay in touch with you, our family members.

To that end, we offer this online form as an added way for you to reach out and make requests.

Please feel free to complete the form, once submitted we will reach out to you as soon as we can, stay well and thank you for bearing with us during these trying times.

The Luxor family