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Boosting Immunity with Senior Care Services from Visiting Angels McKinney

At Visiting Angels, we’re committed to providing quality in-home senior care to help older adults in McKinney, Allen, Plano, Frisco and surrounding areas in Collin County, TX boost their immune system by including healthy habits and activities into their everyday routine

As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), coronavirus can be particularly dangerous for people aged 65+ and those with chronic conditions like heart disease. Knowing that the seniors in Collin County are at a risk for COVID-19, it is more important than ever for your loved one to lead a healthy life in order to strengthen their immune system.

At Visiting Angels McKinney, we’re encouraging the seniors in our care to make simple changes to their everyday routine in order to stay healthy and reduce the chances of developing serious health issues. When you choose us to be your partner in home care, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your loved one is in good hands.

The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Senior Care Routine in McKinney and Surrounding Areas

At Visiting Angels McKinney, our home care experts can help your aging parent stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Here is what we recommend for building a healthy routine in seniors:

  • Getting a good night’s sleep – Contrary to popular belief, seniors need 7-9 hours of sleep per night, just like younger adults. A caregiver from Visiting Angels McKinney can assist your loved one with following a nighttime regimen.
  • Maintaining a healthy diet – As some foods are proven to support the immune system, our caregivers can prepare healthy meals based on those foods. They can go grocery shopping as well so your senior loved one can stay safe in their own home.
  • Performing regular exercise – Our senior care providers can assist your loved one with various senior-friendly exercise programs, like stretching or floor exercises.
  • Staying hydrated & sticking to medication schedules – As older adults need to take their medications properly to stay healthy and drink plenty of fluids throughout the day to stay hydrated, our caregivers can provide medication and fluid reminders.
  • Washing your hands – Our home care providers offer a range of personal care services such as washing hands, changing clothes, bathing, showering and more.

Reducing Stress to Improve Health

Due to everything happening in the world right now, it is no wonder that a lot of people are under a lot of stress. Here is how our caregivers can help your loved one relieve stress:

  • Connect with family and friends online – Visiting Angels provides social care, a specially developed program that teaches seniors how to use modern technology to stay connected with the world around them.
  • Take a break from the news & relax– Constantly following the news can be overwhelming, so instead of being bombarded with gloomy reports, your loved one should focus on enjoyable activities. Our caregivers can keep your loved one mentally engaged and employ a number of strategies to lift their spirits.
  • Care for your body – Our senior care providers can help your loved one with exercising, healthy eating, reducing alcohol consumption, and much more.
  • Reach out if you need help – If your loved one needs more support from a trained professional, they can speak to a licensed therapist online.

Learn More About In-Home Care Services from Visiting Angels McKinney Today

For more details on how senior care from Visiting Angels can help your loved one during these difficult times, please contact our McKinney, TX office.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.