How do you help your family deal with the coronavirus pandemic?
You can’t keep them out of bed, but you can help them sleep better, healthier and better able to cope with the virus.
Here are some tips for keeping your loved ones out of pain.1.
Keep the family safe from each other.
It’s important to remember that if you are sharing a bed with your family, it’s not the responsibility of you and your partner to keep them safe.
If your partner is ill and needs you, they have the right to go to your home.
Don’t try to control or medicate your partner when you are not in the room with them.
The same is true if your family is on a trip, a trip that might involve you, your partner or other family members.
Your spouse, parent or child is not legally responsible for their own actions.2.
Do not leave children unattended.
If you’re not sure what your family needs, ask your partner for help.
If it’s a medical emergency, be sure to call 911.3.
Make sure your loved-one is well-fed and well-hydrated.
Some family members have complained that the family does not have enough water or snacks.
Some families are struggling to find enough to eat.
If they’re hungry, make sure to give them enough.4.
Give your lovedone plenty of time to prepare and to get help if they need it.
Take your family to the doctor if they have symptoms of COVID or are at risk of getting sick.
Make arrangements for the family to get checked out at a local hospital if they’re in need of immediate medical care.3