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5 Tips To Prevent Infection In Seniors

The immune system weakens naturally with aging. This is why people become more prone to infections in the later stages of life. With age comes a lot of other health conditions as well that affect the immune system. The good news, however, is that a lot of the prevention can be done with a few easy steps. Here we’ve listed a few.

1)Vaccination: Vaccines can reduce infections to a great extent. Talk to your doctor regarding any vaccines that can benefit you.

2)Maintain hygiene: Germs are everywhere. Make sure to wash your hands often with soap and water. Use disinfectant sprays and wipes to clean high-touch surfaces, and always cover coughs and sneezes.

3)Take care of wounds: To limit the growth of bacteria and promote healing, clean the wounds properly and cover it with sterile gauze or adhesive bandage.

4)Finish antibiotics: Stopping taking antibiotics when you feel better increases the chance of return of the infection. So make sure to complete your prescription of antibiotics.

5)Speak about concerns: If you have any concerns about a change in your health status or medications, be proactive and ask your doctor about it.

These tips help you maintain a healthier environment free from disease and infection. If you need any assistance regarding in-home care for your loved ones, Silver Legacy Home Care can be the right choice for you. Contact us today to delve into the multitude of services we provide.

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