For the last several months, we, as a society, have been considerably more mindful about avoiding illness. Taking preventative measures to avert viral spread is an ongoing practice as we move through this pandemic. While COVID-19 symptoms have understandably been very closely monitored this year, other illnesses remain and should continue to be monitored as well. Various viruses and bacteria plague individuals all throughout the year, though annual cold and flu season tends to raise the occurrences further. While anyone can be affected, some are more susceptible to falling ill than others. Those with certain diseases, weakened immune systems and those in particular age ranges are more prone to being severely impacted. The ultimate goal is to prevent sickness in the first place while also keeping one’s own germs from spreading to others. Putting prevention techniques into practice can, however, be difficult for those facing limitations that require the need for assistance with daily tasks.
Here at Aqua Home Care, we refer highly trained care professionals who are well-versed in infection prevention. In-home care services provided by trusted caregivers promotes wellness for clients and their surroundings. Maintaining one’s own cleanliness and practicing good hygiene along with living in sanitary conditions helps keep germs at bay. Caregivers are able to help put into practice the preventative measures necessary for staying well, such as helping their clients with:
- Washing hands regularly particularly after coughing, sneezing or touching infected surfaces
- Putting on a mask when needed
- Accessing tissues to cover sneezing
- Discarding used tissues right away
- Maintaining personal hygiene
- Offering medication reminders
- Staying hydrated
- Getting plenty of rest
- Disinfecting surfaces
- Transportation to doctor’s appointments
- And more
Contracting an illness takes its toll both physically and mentally. Some individuals are more susceptible as well as more in danger of being greatly affected. Aqua Home Care stresses the importance of practicing good hygiene habits, implementing preventative strategies and living in a clean space. We are here to help refer caregivers who can help their clients do just that and more with a commitment to safety, comfort and quality of life. Quality support at home from trusted caregivers we refer continues to help those requiring in-home care services as we continue to do all that we can to stay well this year and beyond.