It’s officially flu season, which means we’re more vulnerable to germs and of course, COVID-19. To keep you and your loved ones protected this winter, here are some tips to minimize the spread and stay safe. Wash Hands Frequently and Properly With the combination of COVID-19 and the flu season, it’s more important than ever to wash your hands frequently and properly. Use soap that foams up well, lather onto your hands and scrubs them thoroughly, including the nail beds, on top of the hands and in between the fingers. Do this for at least 20 seconds before rinsing. This…> Read More
Seniors are especially vulnerable to illness during the winter. If you want to boost your immune system for the winter weather, here are 7 tips to try. Do a Quick Cleanse Start the winter season off right with a quick gut cleanse. Removing heavy foods and replacing them with gut-friendly, nutrient-rich ingredients can help detox the body and boost the immune system. Eating vegetable soups filled with vitamin-dense foods like carrots, kale, celery, cabbage, and chard is recommended. Dinner options that feature omega-3 rich fish and dark leafy greens can also give you the healthy-kick you need when entering into…> Read More
For caregivers and their aging family members, the amount of time dedicated to personal care can become physically and emotionally taxing. The elderly are often embarrassed or upset that they have to begin to rely on others to carry out basic personal hygiene tasks, and as a result often do not request the help they need in order to stay completely sanitary. Below are some tips on how to keep your elderly loved ones on track when it comes to personal hygiene. Settle on a bathing schedule. Coming up with a bathing schedule together allows you to ensure that an elderly family member is maintaining proper standards of hygiene, while allowing them a degree of autonomy in the formation of that schedule. This will mean that you are not at odds when it comes to when and how your elderly family member is going to take a bath, shower, sponge…> Read More
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