Uncategorized | December 2, 2019
It is a known fact that our immune system tends to get weaker with age. This is why seniors are more prone to developing illnesses and infections. Although many of these illnesses can affect younger people as well, they are able to quickly recover and get back on their feet. On the other hand, seniors can end up with severe complications and even find themselves in life-threatening situations. In order to stay healthy seniors should get vaccinated on time against common, preventable diseases.
However, even though studies show that patients who get hospitalized due to flu-related health problems are mostly seniors, older adults usually do not get the vaccines they need to reduce their risk of serious illnesses.
The eighth leading cause of death among seniors are respiratory diseases, such as pneumonia and influenza. In addition, flu can make chronic health problems far worse. In fact, adults with diabetes are three times more likely to die from flu than other individuals. Seniors who get vaccinated can reduce their risk of getting either of these health issues.
Vaccines can keep older adults less prone to some diseases or make the symptoms of illness less severe. Immunizations can drastically affect a senior’s physical well-being, which is why older adults should talk about their immunization needs with their doctor and make sure they have received all the necessary vaccines. Most health providers recommend the influenza vaccine, shingles vaccine, Tdap vaccine, pneumococcal vaccine, and hepatitis B vaccine.
At Comfort Keepers ensuring the well-being of our clients and helping them maintain their independence is our main priority. Our trained caregivers can provide transportation to and from the doctor’s office where your parents can receive their vaccinations.
Apart from this, our home care professionals can also help your loved one with various everyday tasks and provide medication reminders. If your loved one needs to follow a physician-recommended diet or an exercise plan, our caregivers can provide support and encouragement your parent may need and assist with meal preparation.
If you wish to know more about home care services we offer in Victoria, BC, feel free to contact us today. We will gladly answer your questions and schedule an in-home consultation with our care coordinators.