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Thank you to PFAC for hosting this eye opening webinar yesterday talking about COVID-19 and our aging population. The speaker is an Adjunct Professor from Stanford who is treating people with COVID-19.I encourage you to watch it, as I learned a great deal. Some of the key takeaways for me….The Virus stays on plastic for up to 72 hours… be sure to remove items you purchase that are in plastic (tomatoes), wash produce with soap and water and then store them in your own clean container. Do not use your reusable grocery bags when shopping – wash them now and put them away for later. Wearing a surgical mask when outside is not going to protect you unless you are ill and want to make sure you don’t “spray” when you sneeze or cough. The virus may be so small that two N-95 masks are needed, along with more face protection, if someone is working with a “Positive” client/patient. This is difficult with the current shortage. Keep that hand sanitizer handy – and do not, do not, do not touch your face! Keep washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after using the restroom or handling items, shopping, driving. Wash your hands right when you arrive in your home or someone else’s home, and wash your hands right before you leave.Thank you PFAC for this important information. I’m proud to an associate member and supporter for the last 8 years....

Driving is part of life in California. There are 26 million drivers sharing the road with you out there. And we spend a lot of time driving. In San Diego, the average one way commute is 24 miles. In Los Angeles, the average commute time one way is 32 miles.This month At Home Nursing Care decided to focus on traffic safety for our monthly training after four staff members were involved in accidents, three at no fault of their own. (Everyone is okay, thankfully.) During the training, we learned that 94 % of collisions are caused by preventable human behaviors. The Average driver will experience a collision every 10.57 years. San Diego is 119th safest city in US Los Angeles is 195th safest city in US (Source – Allstate Insurance).But accidents are on the rise, perhaps in part due to distracted driving when drivers are texting, eating, drinking, fiddling with the radio, etc. instead of paying attention to the act of driving.Distracted driving is dangerous, claiming 3,166 lives in 2017 alone.So before you look down at that text, keep this in mind. Texting is the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that's like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.Finally, in this very condensed version of the training, remember that young people are the least safe drivers. Three (3) Age Groups most likely to be involved in fatal speed related accident:Under 20 year olds 20 to 24 year olds 25 to 29 year oldThese groups make up 50% of all speed related fatal accidents.So both watch out for younger drivers sharing the road with you and remind them about traffic safety if you know and love a young driver.In short, we reminded our staff to slow down, pay attention, review their insurance coverages and keep in mind that we care both about their safety and property and that of the clients who rely on us every day. There is no way to completely remove all risk, but by making smart choices and exercising good judgement, we can avoid unnecessary risks each trip we take....

With the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to California, along with our annual flu season, we want to make sure that we are providing helpful information to our clients and their families to stay healthy and safe. Please take the following precautions immediately:...

I’ve been thinking about the world “reasonable”. The Oxford dictionary describes reasonable as “having sound judgment; fair and sensible.”When we take on new clients, we try to enforce the need for reasonable expectations. “No one is perfect, we are people putting people with people,” I’ve said for years....

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