‘Tis the season for holiday cheer, merriment and joyful tidings. Busily preparing for the remaining festivities of the year as we look forward to upcoming celebrations offers that special kind of excitement and anticipation that only the holiday season can bring. However, this time of year also brings an elevated potential for putting a pause on our festive activities. Specifically prominent during the month of October and continuing through sometimes March and beyond is the elevated risk for contracting an illness. Yes, along with seasonal joys comes cold and flu season.
Becoming ill with any sickness can surely halt not only our holiday spirit, but our daily living activities as well. Aqua Home Care has always been and continues to be committed to safety and wellness, and taking precaution against infections, bacteria and viruses is something we promote year-round. One of the added benefits individuals receive from utilizing our in-home care referral services is having a caregiver who can assist with daily needs during times of illness. A caregiver not only provides quality in-home care services to their clients in times of health, but in times when health has been compromised as well. To help remedy seasonal maladies, your caregiver may be able to assist by:
- Calling your doctor and driving you to your appointment
- Driving you to get your flu shot
- Accompanying you to retrieve or refill your prescription
- Providing medication reminders
- Ensuring proper fluid in-take
- Keeping your surroundings clean and disinfected
- Providing updates for loved ones
- Assisting with daily hygiene and grooming
- Providing companionship
In-home care recipients have peace of mind knowing someone will be there to provide the care they need should a cold, the flu or other ailment arise. We hope this cold and flu season comes and goes without interrupting the wonderful time of year the holiday season brings. If you or your loved one is considering in-home care, know that Aqua Home Care is here with trusted referral services this season and all year long.