It’s that dreaded time of year when we hope that the flu won’t find our loved ones, or us. According to the flu map tool on WebMD.com, Denver’s flu symptoms are currently moderate to severe. You can keep track of the symptoms in your zip code by following this link:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu viruses change each year making flu types and timing unpredictable. In the United States the flu typically peaks in January or February. The CDC recommends that everyone get a yearly flu shot as soon as they are available to help lessen the risk of contracting a flu virus.
Studies show that that those over the age of 65 are most likely to become seriously ill from the seasonal flu. This fact often sways younger people from getting the flu vaccine and this can put those with the weakest immune systems, infants and the elderly, in danger. At SYNERGY HomeCare we review and train our caregivers and staff on infection control and prevention and feel strongly about being the first line of defense for our clients.
Tips to remember that will help you lessen your risk of contracting the flu virus or passing it to others:
- Get the vaccine
- Wash your hands often
- Don’t touch your nose or face before washing your hands
- Change toothbrushes often
- Sanitize common areas as often as possible
- Get plenty of sleep, exercise and nutritious meals
SYNERGY HomeCare of Denver is a caregiver agency and solution provider that has been serving the Denver Metro area since 2006. We offer senior home assistance, home care support, and in-home companionship services in Denver, Littleton, Aurora and surrounding areas. Whatever your home care needs are, skilled, non-skilled, hospice, palliative, funding services or even facilities information, we have the tools needed to help you. No contracts, just care, and available to you 365/24/7! Call our experts today at 303-756-9322 to learn more and discuss your options.