As a health care professional, you already know how important it is to establish healthy habits to avoid getting sick. But when your job requires you to be in and out of homes caring for clients, that can be easier said than done—especially during cold and flu season. Taking care of yourself is the first step to helping others, so while your focus may be (rightfully!) on the well-being of your clients, it is important to remember to take steps to keep yourself healthy, too. Remember to Get a … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Getting Sick When You’re In and Out of Homes: Helpful Reminders for Home Health Caregivers
When you or a family member is in need of extra care, it is important to take all the necessary precautions to avoid getting sick. With cold and flu season right around the corner, now is the time to be extra careful. Taking care of yourself is the first step to being there for your family; from getting the right amount of sleep to prioritizing nutrition and exercise, here is how to stay healthy even when it seems like everyone around you is getting sick. Tip #1: Get the Flu Shot According to … [Read more...] about Don’t Catch (a) Cold! 5 Tips for Staying Healthy Even When Those Around You Are Getting Sick
Why Get the Vaccine? As someone caring for a sick or disabled family member, you may have so many responsibilities that you put off caring for yourself. One thing you should not postpone is getting a flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone over the age of six months receive a yearly flu vaccine. The flu shot is the best way to prevent influenza, lowering your risk by 50-60%. Since the flu virus evolves, it is important that you get vaccinated every year, … [Read more...] about Winter is Coming… and so is Flu Season! Prepare Yourself.