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Common COVID Symptoms Seniors Need To Know About

If seniors start to feel unwell they should know these common symptoms of COVID-19 and watch out for them. Here are some of the common symptoms.
In-Home Care Madera CA - Common COVID Symptoms Seniors Need To Know About
In-Home Care Madera CA - Common COVID Symptoms Seniors Need To Know About

COVID-19 is still something that seniors need to be concerned about. Even though vaccination and medications have helped reduce the amount of COVID-19 infections seniors can still catch COVID-19. And seniors who have underlying health issues can still have severe symptoms of COVID-19 if they do catch it. To minimize the risk of catching COVID-19 seniors should be vaccinated. And they also should practice social distancing and wear a mask if they’re going to be in a crowded public space. Seniors who need help getting to the doctor or with their daily care can rely on in-home care providers.

If seniors start to feel unwell they should know these common symptoms of COVID-19 and watch out for them:

Fever

Fever is one of the most common symptoms of COVID-19 in people of all ages, including seniors. A persistent high temperature is often an early indicator of infection. However, fever can indicate many kinds of infection not just COVID. Seniors who have a fever should contact their doctor and get a medical exam to figure out the source of the fever.

Cough

A persistent dry cough is another frequent symptom in seniors with COVID-19. This cough may be different from a regular cough and may linger for an extended period. Coughs, like fevers, can have many causes. But anytime a senior has a dry cough with some of the other symptoms of COVID they should get a COVID test.

Shortness of Breath or Fatigue or Muscle or Body Aches

Seniors may experience difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, even during minimal physical activity. This symptom can progress rapidly and necessitate medical attention. Anytime a senior is having trouble breathing they should get medical help. An in-home care provider can call for help or drive a senior to the emergency room.

COVID-19 can cause extreme fatigue and weakness in seniors. This feeling of exhaustion may last for several weeks even after other symptoms have improved. Seniors who are experiencing extreme fatigue should listen to their bodies and rest.

Muscle pain or body aches are common symptoms that can affect seniors. These sensations can be similar to those experienced with the flu.

Sore Throat or Loss of Taste or Smell

A sore throat is another possible symptom, although it may not always be as pronounced as other symptoms.

Seniors may experience a sudden loss of taste or smell, a symptom that has been linked to COVID-19. This can occur even without other noticeable symptoms. It can be difficult for some seniors to realize if they have lost their sense of taste or smell, but a sure way to tell is to try smelling some perfume or air freshener that has a strong scent.

Headache or Gastrointestinal Symptoms

Some seniors with COVID-19 report experiencing headaches, which can range from mild to severe. Seniors may develop digestive symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain. These symptoms are less common but can occur.

Confusion or Cognitive Changes

COVID-19 can cause confusion or cognitive changes in seniors, particularly in older individuals with pre-existing cognitive conditions like dementia. Delirium or worsening of dementia symptoms may be observed.

In-Home Care Madera CA - Common COVID Symptoms Seniors Need To Know About
In-Home Care Madera CA – Common COVID Symptoms Seniors Need To Know About

Difficulty Speaking or Moving

Some seniors with COVID-19 may experience severe weakness or difficulty speaking, which can be indicative of neurological involvement.

If seniors suspect they have been exposed to COVID or start to have symptoms of COVID they should get tested immediately. Seniors who need help getting to the doctor can rely on in-home care providers to drive them to the doctor.

If you or an aging loved one are considering In-Home Care Services in Medera CA please contact the caring staff at A-Plus In Home Care, Inc. today. Call (559) 224-9442.

A-Plus In Home Care, Inc. is a Trusted Home Care Agency serving Fresno, Clovis, Sunnyside, Fowler, Reedley, Selma, Sanger, Madera CA, and surrounding areas.

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