When isolating F1, F0 have special conditions such as people with disabilities, people with mental diseases and the elderly (from 65 years or older), need to prepare medicine, psychological encouragement and closely monitor the risk of worsening. .
Doctor Tran Thi Diem Hang, Network of Companion Doctors, said that during the isolation period for Covid-19 treatment at home, infected people and caregivers need to pay attention to the evolution of the disease, especially the group of people with disabilities. , the elderly, people with mental illness. Specifically:
F1, F0 are disabled people: In addition to taking care like everyone else, this group needs special attention, especially those who have difficulty in self-service daily activities. Regularly encourage and encourage patients to be confident in themselves, equipped with enough knowledge about the disease. Severely disabled people need someone to help take care of them and always keep a close eye on the situation to contact medical staff, timely emergency transfer when there are warning signs.
Combining rehabilitation exercises, promoting physical and mental health, limiting stress, anxiety, depression…
Elderly It is necessary to monitor health and implement a healthy and scientific lifestyle, a diet of 1,700-1,900 kcal/day, lots of green vegetables, and make sure to eat three to four meals a day. Take 1 to 2 cups of fortified milk per day. Take medicine to treat existing diseases, as prescribed by the doctor, do not quit. Strengthen rehabilitation exercises, contractions, to improve health.
Mentally ill people, family members need to prepare medication for treatment for 1-3 months, do not stop or quit the drug being treated on their own. If the scheduled follow-up visit is delayed, remote consultation is recommended.
Do simple rehabilitative physical exercises daily, keep your usual routine and schedule, or create new habits in a new environment… Strengthen your connection with loved ones by phone, email , social media or video calls.
People addicted to opiates If you are taking Methadone or Buprenophine replacement therapy, you should notify treatment facilities to have an appropriate drug supply plan. Monitor and detect emergency conditions such as agitation, paranoia or suicidal behaviors, drug poisoning… to contact medical staff for timely handling.
Thuy Anh (Follow Ministry of Health, Network of Companion Physicians)