When they’re out of the home and in a doctor’s office or store, your parents should be wearing a mask for their safety. It can help them from having someone nearby cough or sneeze and send saliva particles to their nose or mouth. It also lowers the risk of them touching their nose, mouth, or eyes after touching a surface someone with COVID-19 has touched.
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Masks May Not Be the Best Idea
In this case, they should stay at home. Let a home care aide purchase their groceries and refill prescriptions. For trips to a doctor’s office, you could request that your parent not be subjected to the germs in a waiting room and go right into a patient room upon arrival. If there’s a wait and that’s not possible, they could wait in the car outside with a home careaide.
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