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CDC – Household Plan of Action

While Regent Healthcare has a plan of action for their employees and clients, families should also prepare for the unexpected and daily updates that may impact their home. Talk with the people who need to be included in your plan. Meet with household members, other relatives, and friends to discuss what to do if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community and what the needs of each person will be (This should include Regent Healthcare). Make sure your household contains supplies such

Governor Hogan – State of Emergency – COVID-19

Thank you to Governor Hogan for bringing the 3 confirmed cases to light. All three recently traveled abroad, live in Montgomery County and have been quarantined and cooperative with state health officials. The Governor declared a STATE of EMERGENCY which means he has immediate access to additional funds to coordinate Maryland’s response. Regent will provide further updates as more information becomes available.

CDC – Prevention & Treatment

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including: Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Stay home when you are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean and disinfect frequently touched

Coronavirus Disease – Signs and Symptoms (COVID-19)

Watch for symptoms Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.* Fever Cough Shortness of breath Call your doctor if you… Develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 OR Have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19. *This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses. More information Stop the spread

Why is the Coronavirus Disease called COVID – 19?

On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19

CDC Reports on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) – What you need to know

2019-nCoV-identify-assess-flowchart-508 Coronavirus Symptoms Prevention & Treatment With confirmed reports of the Novel Coronavirus in the United States, we want to make sure everyone is educated and aware of the world’s “New Pneumonia” The below information came from cdc.org and we will be following them closely for any and all updated information. How 2019-nCoV Spreads Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in many different species

Know the Signs of a Stroke

Being able to recognize the signs of a stroke is imperative to a timely and effective response. That’s why we want all of our Regent caregivers and the public to be educated on how to recognize the signs. Remember the acronym FAST Face: Ask the client to smile. Does one side of the face droop or appear unequal? Arm: Ask the client to raise both arms. Does one arm appear weaker or drift down? Speech: Ask the client to repeat a phrase/sentence. Is their speech slurred or

Proper Eye Care with Aging

Did you know that just as our physical strength decreases with age, our eyes also suffer a decline in performance? Age related diseases are the leading cause of blindness or vision loss in the United States. The risk of eye disease increases as you age. Many people put off seeking care until an issue arises. However, early detection of eye disease can prevent vision loss. Common condition affecting your eyes as you age are: Macular degeneration Cataracts Glaucoma Dry eyes Diabetic retinopathy. Symptoms include: Blurry, clouded vision Sensitivity to