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Information and Marketing Sessions

February & March 2021

*Virtual Presentations will be offered via Microsoft Teams. Link will be emailed to you upon registration*

 

Tuesday,

01/19/21

7:00PM-8:30PMVirtualRSVP at PHPINFOSESSION@PHPCARES.ORG*Presentation will be offered via Microsoft Teams. Link will be emailed to you upon registration*
Thursday,

02/04/21

10:00AM-11:30AMVirtualRSVP at PHPINFOSESSION@PHPCARES.ORG*Presentation will be offered via Microsoft Teams. Link will be emailed to you upon registration*
Wednesday,

2/10/21

10:00AM-11:30AMVirtualDetails to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1076914846108663Manhattan DD Council Adult Service Provider Meet and Greet 

 

Thursday,

02/11/21

3:30PM-4:30PMVirtualComplete Form to RSVP: https://www.ahrc.org/family-seminar-series-supporting-your-loved-one-at-home/Informed Choice: Self-Directed Services and Supported Decision Making 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 02/16/217:00PM -8:30PMVirtualRSVP at PHPINFOSESSION@PHPCARES.ORG*Presentation will be offered via Microsoft Teams. Link will be emailed to you upon registration*

 

Thursday,

03/04/21

10:00AM-11:30AMVirtualRSVP at PHPINFOSESSION@PHPCARES.ORG*Presentation will be offered via Microsoft Teams. Link will be emailed to you upon registration*

 

Thursday,

03/11/21

3:30PM-5:30PMVirtualComplete Form to RSVP: https://www.ahrc.org/family-seminar-series-supporting-your-loved-one-at-home/Keeping it Social During the Covid-19 Pandemic 

 

Tuesday,

03/16/21

7:00PM-8:30PMVirtualRSVP at PHPINFOSESSION@PHPCARES.ORG*Presentation will be offered via Microsoft Teams. Link will be emailed to you upon registration*

COVID-19 & You

COVID-19 & You

What is COVID-19?

It is a new viral disease where the CO stands for “corona”, the VI for “virus”, the “D” for disease and the 19 for “2019” that is spreading around the world.

How does COVID-19 spread?

It primarily spreads from person to person through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks and is in close contact within less than 6 feet. If these droplets get into your mouth, nose, or eyes either directly or if droplets are on your hands and you touch these areas they can cause COVID-19.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
  • Fever or Chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Vomiting and Diarrhea
  • New loss of taste or smell

These symptoms may occur 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

How can I avoid getting COVID-19?
  • In your house stay 6 feet away from anyone who is sick and if you can’t wear a mask
  • Outside your house social distance, which means staying 6 feet away from other people
  • Outside your house always wear a mask to protect yourself and others
  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds (sing happy birthday twice) each time
  • If soap and water are not readily available, you can use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Always avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes with unwashed hands
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, tables, faucets and phones daily
Testing for COVID-19
  • There are two kinds of tests, one for the virus and one for the antibodies from the virus
  • The viral test tells you if you are currently infected with COVID
  • The antibody test tells you if you have had COVID in the past. Having antibodies might give you some protection from getting infected in the future, but we don’t yet know how much protection or how long the antibodies will last.
  • Currently in New York State anyone can get tested if they want to whether or not they have symptoms
  • You should get tested if you have symptoms, have been exposed to someone who has COVID, or if you have traveled from an area listed under the travel advisory at the NYS Dept of Health https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home
What do I do if I get sick?
  • Call your PCP’s office, do not go to the office without calling first
  • Isolate yourself from people you are living with and wear a mask
  • If you can’t reach your PCP:
Where can I find more information?

From the CDC Website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

DON’T FORGET!

PHP Members have 24/7 access to Telehealth where you can speak with an Emergency Room Doctor if you start to get symptoms. In most cases this will prevent a trip to the emergency room

 

Prepping for Flu Season

The Flu & You

Who should get the FLU SHOT?

The Flu shot (influenza vaccination) is recommended annually for EVERYONE who is 6 months or older.

What are the symptoms of the Flu?
  • Fever or feeling feverish
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Vomiting and Diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
Why should I get the Flu shot?
  • Having your annual Flu Shot can stop you from getting symptoms of the Flu.
  • It is especially important this year as the symptoms of the flu are very similar to the symptoms of COVID-19. Having the flu shot can prevent you from becoming ill with the flu and reduce the risk of confusion with COVID-19.
  • Without the flu shot and with the added risk of COVID-19 your chances for severe illness and even death increase significantly.
  • If you get the flu shot, there is a small chance you might still get the flu. However, if you do, your illness is usually mild and lasts for a shortened period of time.
When should I get my Flu Shot?

You should get your flu shot as early in the season as possible. The season begins in September, and the earlier in the season you get it the lower your risk is of becoming ill. However, even if you cannot get your flu shot early you should still get it anytime during the flu season which lasts until April.

Where can I get my Flu Shot?
  • Your PCP’s office.
  • Large Pharmacies such as CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aide, Duane Reade and often your local pharmacy.
  • No matter where you get the shot PHP will pay for it. Bring your PHP Insurance Card.
  • If you need help finding a location or scheduling an appointment call your PHP Care Team.
Speak to your Doctor before getting a Flu shot if:
  • You have an allergy to eggs.
  • You are feeling unwell when you want to get the Flu Shot.
  • You have had a bad reaction in the past to the Flu Shot.
  • You ever had Guillain-Barré Syndrome (a severe paralyzing illness).
Where can I find more information?

Your Doctor or your Care Team can answer your questions about the Flu and the Flu Shot.

From the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/resource-center/freeresources/print/print-general.htm

DON’T FORGET!

PHP Members have 24/7 access to Telehealth where you can speak with an Emergency Room Doctor if you start to get symptoms.

In most cases this will prevent a trip to the emergency room and unnecessary exposure to COVID-19.

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