Often, our immune systems protect our bodies from infections. But not everyone is as fortunate, some of us – and our loved ones – have to live with a weaker immune system. This is especially true in older adults.
Although it is normal for an elderly loved one to catch a cold now and then, this can also be an indication that their immune system needs a bit of a boost. We at Greater Works Companion Care, LLC listed some ways you can keep your seniors safe from illnesses despite a weaker immune system.
- Practice good hygiene.
It sounds easy, but not for a lot of senior citizens. This is why we also offer personal care services.
- Remember to eat your veggies and take your vitamins.
Caregivers in our Companion Care in Delaware will be around to make sure that your loved ones are eating right and also taking their vitamins, as well as medication.
- Avoid people who are sick.
People with immune systems should be cautious when approaching people who have a cold or some sort of infection.
- Disinfect the house and your belongings regularly.
It doesn’t matter if no one in the house got sick, germs living in your household belongings can still make you ill. Getting some help from our Home Care in Wilmington, Delaware will make life easier for your elderly as our caregivers and aides will help them with some chores around the house.
Lastly, make sure to keep up with your loved one’s vaccinations. Do consult their physician before anything else.
If you need clarification about the services we offer, just give us a call!