In-home Care Carlsbad Flu Prevention

In-home Care near Carlsbad Anticipates the End of Flu Season

Flu Prevention Help from In-home Care near Carlsbad

Some of us tend to ignore the onset of flu season each year. Those of us who naturally fight off illness effectively may simply wash our hands more often, but families with children in school and/or seniors with weaker immune systems need to treat influenza with a healthy respect. Today, in-home care near Carlsbad reviews some basic strategies for warding off the flu.

Get a Flu Shot

Each year, experts plead with the public to make sure that the most vulnerable groups get flu shots before the season begins. It’s never too early to prepare for next year; putting a reminder on your calendar now will help you fit a shot for your senior loved one into your busy schedule when the time comes. You might assume that if your senior stays at home most of the time, he does not need a shot. But there are plenty of ways for germs to make their way into the house, carried by visitors and items from the store.

Observe Clean Habits

Hygiene is critical in order to prevent the flu from taking hold in a senior’s home. Keep close track of how a senior is doing with daily bathing, washing clothes, keeping the kitchen clean, and other basic housekeeping tasks. Whenever you visit, and particularly if there are young children, wash your hands often and be aware of activities that spread germs—even if you don’t think you or your kids actually have the flu.

Get In-home Care in San Diego County that Understands Flu Prevention

Sadly, in-home care in San Diego County is not always as careful as it should be about illness prevention. A caregiver who is preparing meals and helping with personal hygiene can easily communicate the flu if she does not take deliberate measures to avoid doing so. Ask your caregiver if she is up to date on her own flu shots, and choose a service that you can trust to protect your loved one’s health just as you do.

Tim Colling
Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to and to as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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