An Elderly Living Alone Receives ACT Home Care Service

ACT’s Covid-19 Medical Careline Services team visited Mrs. H (75) in South Tangerang City, Banten. In the condition of living alone, Mrs. H is suffering from the geriatric syndrome.

Mrs. H
Mrs. H is one of the beneficiaries of ACT's Covid-19 Medical Careline Services who suffers from geriatric syndrome. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, SOUTH TANGERANG – On the celebration of the independence of the Republic of Indonesia, Covid-19 Medical Careline Services’ ambulance came to the residence of Mrs. H (75), in Jombang Village, Ciputat District, South Tangerang City, Banten.

It was the third time that Covid-19 Medical Careline Services’ ambulance has visited Mrs. H, who lives alone. Mrs. H has symptoms of the geriatric syndrome, namely decreased organ function due to the aging process.

“Patients complain of weakness, nausea, and no appetite. Previously, she had a history of stomach ulcers and typhus. Now, her stomach acid is also rising because it is difficult for her to eat food, "said the Nurse of Covid-19 Medical Careline Services Pratama Agus Suryanto, Tuesday (8/17/2021).

The nurse who treated Mrs. H coordinated directly with the Covid-19 Medical Careline Services' doctors via telephone. "Alhamdulillah, earlier in consultation with the ACT’s doctor, I was immediately given instructions to give intravenous fluids injections, administer injection drugs and oral drugs," said Pratama.

Mrs. H felt grateful for the home care services provided by the Covid-19 Medical Careline Services team without being charged a penny. “Hopefully, all ACT teams will always be healthy and continue to be enthusiastic to do good. Good luck to all," said Mrs. H while touched.[]