Lakeville, New York
3513 Thomas Drive, Suite #6
Lakeville, NY 14480
800-598-4995

3 Cold & Flu Prevention Tips for Senior Parents January 16, 2019

Lakeville, Livingston
3 Cold & Flu Prevention Tips for Senior Parents, Lakeville, New York

With cold and flu season in full swing, it’s important to ensure your senior parents don’t catch any illnesses. Seniors can have an especially difficult time with these conditions because of weakened immune systems. From improving everyday practices to securing home health care services, here’s how you can monitor their health to ensure they make it safely through the season.

How to Help Senior Parents Avoid the Cold & Flu

1. Eat Well & Relax

Diet plays an important role in boosting the immune system, so make sure your loved one is eating plenty of healthy foods. Their diet should include lots of fruits and vegetables, and they’ll need to stay hydrated throughout the day. Make sure they get plenty of sleep as well and minimize unnecessary time outdoors or in public places where they may catch an illness.

2. Wash Hands

home-health-care-lifetime-careOne easy way to contract the cold or flu is through touching contaminated surfaces. Whenever possible, have your loved one wash their hands. They should use warm water, especially after leaving public places and before eating. Remind them not to touch their face either, as it can increase the likelihood of contracting the cold or flu. Also, keep them far from others who have the cold or flu, including yourself.

3. Hire a Home Health Care Professional

You can’t always be around to help your senior parent follow wellness steps, so if they need an extra hand, hire a home health care professional to assist. They can ensure your loved one practices good hygiene and eats well, and most importantly, assist with any needs based on existing conditions or health complications. If your parent does come down with an illness, they can identify symptoms early on and ensure they get the treatment they need.

 

Since 1960, Lifetime Care has been committed to ensuring seniors in the Finger Lakes region of New York live healthy, fulfilling lives. They provide comprehensive home health care services, as well as hospice and palliative care assistance. You can count on their qualified staff to take care of your loved one and to provide any emotional support as needed. Call (585) 214-1000 to reach their Rochester, NY, location and visit their website to learn more. You can also connect on Facebook for news and updates.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Lifetime Care
Is It Time to Talk Finances With Your Elderly Parents? A Few Tips, Lakeville, New York
As your parents age, there are a variety of decisions to make. In addition to deciding whether your older loved ones require home elderly care, there are also financial decisions to ...read more
How to Connect With Someone Who Has Dementia, Lakeville, New York
If you have an elderly loved one who requires palliative care, you already know how challenging it can be to establish and maintain a connection with them. Patients with dementia or ...read more
3 Winter Safety Tips for Senior Caregivers, Lakeville, New York
While winter can be beautiful, the drop in temperatures and rise in precipitation poses many risks for seniors. Fortunately, reducing the impact and dangers of the season is fairly s...read more
3 Ways to Protect Elderly Loved Ones From Scams, Lakeville, New York
It’s a sad fact that the elderly are often targeted by criminals with scams and fraudulent offers. In many cases, it’s up to adult children or home aides to prevent seniors from...read more
Why Home Health Care Is Vital to Aging Adults, Lakeville, New York
If you have a loved one who is ill or facing the challenges that come with aging, you’re probably wondering how you can best help them stay safe and comfortable while ensuring they h...read more