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Protecting Your Aging Parents From COVID 19: Tips From A Nurse Practitioner

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Hand washing works because the soap helps break down the lipid layer surrounding the virus, and the aggressive rubbing breaks it open. Then the water washes it down the drain. It’s that simple.

Laura Wilkerson, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, CEO of Advanced Medical House Calls and Dementia Care Academy

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We talked about how we can protect our older adults from COVID-19 and other viruses with nurse practitioner, Laura Wilkerson, owner of Advanced Medical House Calls and Dementia Care Academy on today’s Facebook Live Episode.

In this episode you will learn:

  • The very simple way that hand washing works!
  • How to make your own hand sanitizer that works!
  • What Laura is doing in her home medical care business, and what she’s advising others to do

SENIOR CARE PROVIDERS: We want to hear what you need from the families of those in your care, and what you need from the communities to support you. Post your requests and ideas.

FAMILY OF OLDER ADULTS: What questions do you have about COVID19? What information do you need to support you during this time? Post your questions. We will be interviewing people throughout this time so we can all learn from what others are doing.

Mavericks MugP.S. Ready to get your Mavericks coffee mug? Just answer this question. SPOILER ALERT – this is a gimme! Why does hand washing work? Email or post the answer on our social media and your Mavericks coffee mug will be in the mail!

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Mavericks of Senior Living is sponsored by Serenity App, Inc. and Assured Assisted Living. This episode was produced by Katherine Wells and Francis LeGasse.   You can subscribe to Mavericks for Senior Living on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher. You can also find us on TwitterFacebook, or via email at challenges@mavericksofseniorliving.

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