COVID-19 Information

for Older Adults

Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

Know How it Spreads

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Take Steps to Protect Yourself

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

       especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your

       nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that

       contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub

       them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is

       spreading in your community. This is especially important for people

       who are at higher risk of getting sick.

 

Take Steps to Protect Others

Stay home if you’re sick

  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze

       or use the inside of your elbow.

  • Throw used tissues in the trash.

  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20

       seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands

       with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other

       people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare

       provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example,

       because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to

       cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room.

  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

 

Watch for symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

 

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately.

Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Trouble breathing

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

  • New confusion or inability to arouse

  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your Mobile Medical Associates provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

 

(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC.gov)

COVID-19 Testing Prices

Test Name
Individuals (<10)
with insurance
Individuals (<10)
without insurance
Groups (>10)
with insurance
Groups (>10)
without insurance
  • COVID Nasal/Oral Swab
     

  • Rapid Antibody Only
     

  • COVID Nasal/Oral Swab & 
    Rapid Antibody

$40

$60

$75

$60

$75

$85

$30

$50

$60

$50

$60

$70

COVID NASAL/ORAL SWAB: CURRENT VIRUS (2-3 DAYS) TURN AROUND TIME. RAPID ANTIBODY TEST: RESULTS IN 5 MINUTES (TELLS YOU IF YOU HAD EXPOSURE TO THE VIRUS AND IF YOU ARE IMMUNE TO THE VIRUS). GROUPS LARGER THAN 25: PLEASE CALL FOR GROUP PRICING. 

TO SCHEDULE: Call 772-221-7620 or email telehealth@housecallsmma.com.

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