Coronavirus and the Elderly
We all know about the Coronavirus but have you read the following?
Elderly people will be told to stay at home under new government guidelines to tackle the outbreak of deadly coronavirus as health officials urge Britons to check in on their relatives.
The elderly should be prepared for 'social distancing' policies, which are to be announcement by ministers next week, government sources said.
Advice will include the elderly staying at home and avoiding crowded areas which the Department of Health warned could leave people 'cut off'.
Guidelines also state that households should decide how their food will be delivered in case they have to self-isolate.
This is taken from the following link in the Daily Mail. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8085023/Vulnerable-people-confined-homes-WEEK-coronavirus.html
How can they tell people to stay at home. I know of older people who, if they can't get to the shops regularly, would starve (my father included, who doesn't keep stocks of food in his house).
It may be idealistic to keep them 'safe' at home but reality is nothing like the proposed guidelines are suggesting.
My own father lives 6 hours away from me and does not use the internet. He has no other relatives nearby either. What would they suggest he and millions like him do?
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