Flu | How to prevent yourself from the Seasonal Flu
One of the most miserable winter experiences is about with the flu, but there are some ways to minimize the risk for yourself and others.
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At Insignia Senior Living, associates are trained to prevent the flu. Should a resident contract the flu we are there 24/7 to ensure they have the best care and recover quickly.
- Get a Seasonal Flu Shot According to the CDC, a seasonal flu vaccine can reduce the risk of
contracting the flu by as much as 60% but talk with your doctor.
- Wash Your Hands Wow, our hands touch countless items all day long and washing them is
perhaps the best way to avoid the germs that cause the flu. Wash them
regularly throughout the day with soap and water and if you don’t have soap
use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Cover Your Month When You Cough or Sneeze Influenza is transmitted via droplets largely from coughs and sneezes. Cough into a sleeve or tissue that you can toss immediately rather than
covering your mouth or nose with your hand.
- Clean Frequently Touched Surfaces Sanitizing handrails, table tops, counters, and other frequently touched
surfaces kill the germs that transmit the disease.
- Take Antiviral Meds if Prescribed If your physician recommends taking these medications they can reduce the
severity and duration of the illness should you contract it.
- Take Care of Yourself Keeping a strong immune system from proper rest and nutritious food can
help your body fight disease including the flu. Older adults who live alone
often fail to get proper nutrition, making them more vulnerable to disease.
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