California Meals For Seniors
California will pay restaurants to make and deliver meals to senior citizens. To be eligible for meals, seniors must have incomes below 600 percent of the federal poverty level. They must either be at high-risk of exposure to COVID-19, already impacted or exposed directly to COVID-19, or have compromised immune systems. Counties will identify those eligible, but prospective participants should call their local 211 line to sign up.
Senior Citizens Unusual COVID–19 Symptoms
Three symptoms typically signally COVID-19 are: fever, insistent cough, and shortness of breath. These have not always been observed older adults—the age group most at risk of severe complications or death from this condition. They may have none of these characteristics.
Instead, seniors may seem “off”—not acting like themselves—early on after being infected by the coronavirus. They may sleep more than usual or stop eating. They may seem unusually apathetic or confused, losing orientation to their surroundings. They may become dizzy and fall.
Sometimes, seniors stop speaking or simply collapse. A central nervous system effect of coronavirus cause them to “get weak and dehydrated,” Dr. Sam Torbati said, “and when they stand to walk, they collapse and injure themselves badly.” Read more within Medscape link below.
More uncommon signs of COVID-19 that fall outside the hallmark symptoms affect people of various age groups. Red or purple lesions on patients’ hands and feet; other doctors are treating people with diarrhea. Dermatologists are seeing ‘COVID toes,’ purple-colored toes that swell, burn and itch.
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- Restaurants Deliver: Home Meals for Seniors. covid19.ca.gov/restaurants-deliver-home-meals-for-seniors/ Retrieved 29 Apr 2020
- Seniors With COVID–19 Show Unusual Symptoms, Doctors Say. medscape.com/viewarticle/929407?nlid=135287_5653 Retrieved 29 Apr 2020
- Unusual Symptoms of COVID–19 You Need to Know About. aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2020/unusual-coronavirus-symptoms.html Retrieved 29 Apr 2020
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