Hopefully, our shelter in place period will be over in a few weeks, and now is a good time to learn some new habits when you are out and about. This article from c|net has some specific and practical tips about what you can do to keep yourself and your family safe. https://www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/16-coronavirus-tips-how-to-help-keep-yourself-healthy-when-going-out-in-public/?__twitter_impression=true
Your exercise options may be limited right now, but you can still get a good cardio workout every day. Here’s a good article from Well+Good that describes three simple exercises you can do at home to keep moving! https://www.wellandgood.com/cardio-at-home-exercises/
If you or a family member needs medical attention, we are here for you. Visit our website for information on how we’ve created a “clean” and safe environment so that we can help with any non-COVID-19 symptoms. Thanks to our patients for the positive comments on our Facebook page about how we made them feel safe and secure. We also appreciate this article in the Farmington Voice: https://farmingtonvoice.com/local-clinics-chiropractors-relieve-emergency-room-burden/
Lakes Urgent Care Admission and waiting room policies
We now offer full services at our Livonia office. Prior to entering, all patients will be pre-screened and any patient who exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 will enter a separate waiting room and use separate examining rooms. Our Livonia office has separate waiting rooms and we have obtained sufficient personal protection equipment (PPE) to maintain the highest level of health and safety for our patients and staff.
We continue to offer most services at our West Bloomfield office. Prior to entering, all patients will be pre-screened for COVID-19 exposure and symptoms. Patients who exhibit these symptoms will be given instructions and guidelines at the door.
Patients who do not exhibit these symptoms will be allowed to enter for treatment of most urgent care issues including wound care, basic burn care, eye complaints, abdominal pain (without vomiting or diarrhea), back pain, dermatologic issues, x-ray and initial fracture care, asthma and any other concerns not related to upper respiratory infections or risk of COVID-19 Coronavirus.
We’ve added new disinfectant and sanitization measures for greater safety
In addition to our usual sanitizing processes, we now also use HVLP (high volume, low pressure) disinfectant sprayers in all our examining rooms to assure complete coverage of all surfaces.The new sprayed solutions are organic, non-toxic 100% viricidal and bactericidal, and are FDA and CDC approved for the use against and prevention of the virus which causes COVID-19.In addition to daily deep cleaning, each treatment area, x-ray room and restroom is sprayed after each use. Each patient entering a treatment or diagnostic room will not be exposed to any risks of viral transmission associated with a prior patient visit in that space.
From all of us at Lakes Urgent Care West Bloomfield and Livonia, we are committed to providing you and your family with professional, compassionate medical care in the safest and cleanest environment possible. Thank you for trusting us with your care. Lakes Urgent Care has offices in the Lakes Medical Building at 2300 Haggerty Rd., Suite 1010, West Bloomfield 48323 (248-926-9111) and in Livonia at 36650 Five Mile Rd., Livonia 48154 (734-744-9000) Additional resources and updated information at www.lakesurgentcare.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-covid-19/
Well before the coronavirus outbreak, Lakes Urgent Care has promoted the importance of thorough hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. And while it’s easier said than done, try to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
But what about your cell phone? It’s something you hold close to your face every day and it’s likely in need of a good cleaning.
Today, Apple revised it guidelines and now endorses the use of a “70% isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfectant wipes” Here’s an article from PC magazine with common sense guidelines on how to keep all your electronics clean:
Today, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicated that Americans should prepare for potential changes to daily life if the coronavirus begin to spread locally in the United States. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has already been preparing for a possible outbreak and new protocols are in place at area hospitals. So far, the department has tested five people suspected of having coronavirus and all tests were negative.
Detroit is one of 11 airports in the United States designated to receive flights from China. As of yesterday, no travelers have been quarantined. Lakes Urgent Care will continue to monitor and report on conditions in our community.
Here a link to an article in today’s Detroit News for more information.
Do you and your bed partner argue over the bedroom temperature at night?
Does one of you prefer it “toasty warm” and the other “arctic chill”?
It turns out you are not alone. But numerous studies show that keeping your bedroom temperature between 60-67 degrees and completely dark, allows you to achieve optimal sleep and recovery.
And getting a good night’s sleep is an important way to prevent a cold or flu.
We don’t want to start any arguments. We just want you to stay healthy out there!
Here’s a couple of articles to help you create the optimal sleeping temperature in your bedroom: