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Boosting Immunity with Senior Care in the Hyattsville, MD Area

With each passing day, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to deeply affect the Maryland community. Thousands have been infected, with cases stretching through various parts of the state. Hyattsville families are focused on protecting their loved ones and boosting their immunity as much as possible. Now is the time to ensure that your immune system is working in tip-top shape and can fight against diseases such as COVID-19.

Maintaining a Healthy Routine is Important

At Visiting Angels of Hyattsville, we believe that an important part of boosting immunity is establishing a healthy routine. Some of the factors you should focus on include:

  • Washing your hands: The CDC reports that you should wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. If you have sneezed, coughed, or blown your nose, you should wash your hands directly after that. With age, personal care tasks such as handwashing can become sources of stress. A caregiver at Visiting Angels of Hyattsville can help your loved one perform those tasks and reduce their overall stress.
  • Getting enough sleep: Seniors should get somewhere between seven to nine hours, according to the Mayo Clinic. A senior caregiver can help your loved one develop a comforting nighttime routine that leads to a solid night’s sleep.
  • Eating a healthy and well-balanced diet: Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can boost your immunity. A senior caregiver can help your loved one handle meal preparation, as well as going to the grocery store. With the assistance of a caregiver, your loved one can practice social distancing and remain safe at home as much as possible.
  • Drinking enough water: As seniors age, they are more likely to become dehydrated. By 80 years old, the amount of water in their body decreases 15% from the time that they are 20. A Hyattsville caregiver can give your loved one hydration reminders throughout the day.
  • Exercising regularly: Low-impact, senior-friendly exercises include stretching, floor-exercises, and light weights. Visiting Angels at Hyattsville can connect you with a caregiver that can help your loved one maintain a regular exercise routine.

During this global health crisis, the senior care professionals at Visiting Angels at Hyattsville can ensure your loved one remains safe and comfortable at home. We offer personalized senior care services such as personal care, companion care, Alzheimer’s care, dementia care, and end of life care.

Learn more about what we can do for your family by contacting us at your earliest convenience.

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