OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- It's the time of year everyone dreads: flu season. Last season, more
"In addition to fever and respiratory symptoms, older adults are at an increased risk for complications such as heart attack or stroke and hospitalization from the flu virus," said Lakelyn Hogan, gerontologist with Home Instead Senior Care. "Home Instead CAREGivers see firsthand how vulnerable older adults are to the flu virus and the critical role prevention plays in avoiding the dangers of flu season."
To help reduce the chance of loved ones contracting the flu and ending up in the hospital this winter, Home Instead recommends the following:
For more information on staying healthy this flu season, visit http://www.preventseniorhospitalizations.com.
ABOUT HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE
The Home Instead Senior Care network provides personalized care, support and education to help enhance the lives of aging adults and their families. Today, this network is the world's leading provider of in-home care services for seniors, with more than 1,100 independently owned and operated franchises that provide more than 70 million hours of care throughout the United States and 11 other countries. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ approximately 70,000 CAREGiversSM worldwide who provide basic support services that enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. The Home Instead Senior Care network works with clients and their family members to meet varied individual needs. Services span the care continuum – from providing personal care to specialized Alzheimer's care and hospice support. Also available are family caregiver education and support resources.
SOURCE Home Instead Senior Care
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