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Like a cold and the flu, COVID-19 has become part of daily life, which may make us complacent about its risks. However, it is still a serious illness that may have significant consequences, and knowing your COVID status is still important for these reasons:
Isolation: If you test positive for COVID-19, you can isolate yourself from others, which is crucial in protecting vulnerable individuals like the elderly.
Preventing Spread: Even if your symptoms are mild, knowing if you are COVID-19-positive will help you make responsible decisions about travel and meeting with others to prevent spreading the virus.
Medical Care: If you test positive for COVID-19 you can inform your healthcare providers for appropriate medical care and advice. Some individuals may develop severe symptoms that require hospitalization and early diagnosis is essential for timely treatment.
Healing at Home: With the proper diagnosis, seeking the right care to heal at home becomes possible.
Did you know that Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) is the longest-serving VNA in the state of New Jersey? So we know a thing or two about healthy aging and how to successfully “age in place” while avoiding hospitalization and nursing homes. We suggest that you learn more about our home health care services and make a plan to age at home before you have a health emergency.
Medicare and supplemental insurance often do not cover all the care our patients and caregivers need. If you would like to help, please visit vnannj.org/donate or call VNA Foundation at 973-451-4148.
The Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) is a leading provider of comprehensive home health care services in Morris, Hunterdon, Sussex, Warren, Somerset, and Passaic Counties in Northern New Jersey. Established in 1898, generations have known that just one call to VNA opens the door to quality, patient-centered home health care solutions that allow patients to remain in the comfort of their homes with dignity, health, and independence.
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