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How Our In-Home Care Providers Can Help Seniors in Havertown, PA and Surrounding Areas Boost Their Immunity

At Visiting Angels, our in-home care providers are committed to helping seniors in Havertown, Ardmore, Broomall, Bryn Mawr, Newtown Square, Springfield, Wynnewood and surrounding areas in PA stay safe during the COVID-19 outbreak by encouraging our senior clients to incorporate healthy changes into their everyday routines in order to help boost their immune system

During the current COVID-19 outbreak, seniors and people with autoimmune disorders are most at risk of getting infected according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is why keeping your aging loved one’s immune system in top condition is extremely important. At Visiting Angels Havertown, our caregivers can help you maintain your parent’s well-being and keep them healthy and safe during the crisis.

The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Senior Care Routine in Havertown, PA and Surrounding Areas

By maintaining a healthy routine and making some lifestyle changes, your senior loved one can boost their immune system and fight off COVID-19.

  • Getting a good night’s sleep – Even in their senior years your loved one needs to get a good night’s sleep, otherwise their body won’t be able to function properly. Our caregivers can help your parent with sticking to a healthy nighttime regimen.
  • Maintaining a healthy diet – If you are worried that your loved one is skipping meals or eating unhealthy foods, our in-home care providers can prepare nutritious meals and buy fresh groceries for them.
  • Performing regular exercise – Exercising on a regular basis is important for your loved one’s well-being. Our care providers can assist them with low-impact exercises and encourage them to stay active.
  • Staying hydrated and keeping to medication schedules – By providing medication and fluid reminders we can make sure your parent stays hydrated and takes their pills as prescribed.
  • Washing your hands – According to CDC, it is important to often wash hands with soap and water, especially after coughing, or sneezing. Our caregivers can help your loved one with cleansing tasks such as bathing, showering, washing their hands and brushing their teeth.

Reducing Stress to Improve Health

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of seniors are feeling stressed and overwhelmed. There are several ways to reduce their anxiety levels.

  • Connect with family and friends online – Even if your loved one cannot leave their home, they can see and talk to their loved ones via Skype, FaceTime and other programs. Our in-home care providers can help your loved one utilize technology to stay connected with the people in their lives through our Social Care program.
  • Take a break from the news – Listening about the pandemic all the time can be mentally exhausting. This is why your loved one should take a break from the news every now and then and engage in fun activities instead.

Learn More About the In-Home Care Providers from Visiting Angels Havertown

To learn more about our senior care options and how they can benefit your aging loved one during the outbreak, please contact our office in Havertown, PA.

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