Jun 20, 2017 by Tammara LaCasse
Illness prevention is one of the best ways to keep your loved ones healthy and you can ensure they are healthy with the help of home care for seniors. Vaccinations are not only available for small children and adults can receive them as well. For example, there is a pneumonia vaccine and a flu vaccine that can be given to adults. Unfortunately, just because you had a vaccine at some point in your life does not mean that it will cover you for the rest of your life. In fact, many vaccines wear off over the years and you must have a booster vaccine to engage the benefits again. The CDC recommends that seniors receive a flu shot and it is estimated that somewhere between 71 and 85 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths occur in seniors, age 65 or older. Care at home for your senior loved one can help ensure that they are able to follow up on their vaccination health record and receive the vaccines they need.
Home care for seniors is also able to provide your loved one with transportation and the support they need as they receive health screenings. One of the best ways to prevent illness is to have a regular screening performed, as this will allow the doctor to identify early symptoms and treat them.
Lastly, your loved one’s health can be boosted and illness prevented with the proper diet, intake of vitamins, and exercise. Our home care for seniors will ensure that your loved one receive guidance to ensure they are well hydrated and that they eat the correct foods.
Comfort Keepers is committed to providing you and your loved one with the best senior services in all of Boise. If you have any questions or would like to schedule care, please call our office today.