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Flu, how to prevent it

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.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3.  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.
  4.  Clean Frequently Touched Surfaces Sanitizing handrails, table tops, counters, and other frequently touched
    surfaces kill the germs that transmit the disease.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Reference:

N. (2018, September 06). Influenza (Flu). Retrieved January 16, 2019, from https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm

 

2019-01-16T12:55:50+00:00

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