The cold and flu season is right around the corner. Here’s what you can do to make sure your caregiver team is prepared.
Not only is it that time of year again – where the coughs and runny noses are wreaking havoc – but COVID-19 is still out and about with the risk of serious symptoms. As a caregiver, you already know how to prevent your client from getting sick by you, especially with all the extra precautions and training taking place during COVID-19.
It’s important to remember that your client can still catch a common cold or the flu from other areas like family members, visitors, and children. When senior citizens get the cold or the flu, it can cause serious issues with some serious consequences. When we age, our immune systems aren’t as strong as they once were. It doesn’t affect the elderly in the same way it affects the younger crowd. Adults over the age of 65 have an increased risk of being hospitalized or even dying due to the flu.
Most of these tips are already the same as you’ve been practicing throughout the pandemic, but since COVID restrictions are winding down in many areas, it’s time to reinforce these concepts in advance of the flu season to redouble our efforts to keep seniors in our care safe.