We understand how stressful and difficult this time of year can be when trying to keep an elderly loved one well! As if battling the cold and flu season wasn’t enough, we’re currently facing a novel coronavirus that’s rapidly spreading across the U.S. and a growing number of countries. As of Monday, March 2, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) clocked the total number of cases in the U.S. at 43. Seventeen patients have been hospitalized, and 6, all in Washington state, have died, reports CNN. 

The CDC advised that person-to-person spread of the virus in the U.S. is likely to continue — and that more cases are expected to be identified in the coming days. 

That said, zeroing in on the facts about the virus might allay fears. “Since this virus is in the family of viruses that cause the common cold, it’s likely that healthy children and adults will resolve the illness on their own and recover without any problems,” notes Dr. Rodney Rohde, Ph.D., chair and professor of the Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Program and Associate Dean for Research for the College of Health Professions at Texas State University. 

Also, if you should need to schedule an appointment when calling our office and your's or a loved one's health and wellness is a concern, you do have another option for meeting with the attorney - Both of our Bassett and Danville offices have Video Conferencing capabilities! 

To read the entire article from Care.com, check out this link below:

https://www.care.com/c/stories/16670/coronavirus-families-caregivers-faq/