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Boosting Immunity with Senior Care in the North Miami, FL Area

In the global fight against COVID-19, the elderly are some of the most vulnerable, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Those with serious underlying health conditions (i.e. diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, etc.) are at even more of a risk to develop serious complications through COVID-19. At Visiting Angels of North Miami, we believe that developing healthy habits is an important part of boosting the immunity of our local senior community.

The decisions that we make every day can build a strong foundation of immunity and health. To foster a healthy routine, the senior care professionals at Visiting Angels of North Miami suggest that you focus on:

  • Maintain a healthy diet: Eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables can boost your immunity. Our network of independent home care providers can handle meal preparation and ensure your loved one gets healthy meals every single day.
  • Getting a good night’s rest: Seniors should get somewhere between seven to nine hours, according to the Mayo Clinic, to fuel their day.
  • Staying hydrated: As seniors age, they’re more vulnerable to dehydration. By the time that they are 80 years old, the amount of water in their body decreases 15% from the time that they’re 20.

Senior Care: How to Reduce Stress From COVID-19

With coverage surrounding COVID-19 reaching an all-time high, many of us are experiencing more stress than ever. This can worsen cognitive and physical health over time, according to the Mayo Clinic. Below are a few ways that you can reduce your overall stress:

  • Take a breather from the news: With a 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to avoid COVID-19 updates. Try to put your focus into another activity, like reading or practicing a hobby, to avoid an overload of information.
  • Use technology to connect with friends and family: Although we are physically separated, it doesn’t mean that we can’t stay connected through mediums like Skype and Facetime. To help North Miami seniors connect with their loved ones, we have developed the Social Care Program. During this program, we teach our clients how they can use technology for their benefit.
  • Ask for help: If you find yourself struggling to cope, there are resources that you can utilize. For example, many therapists are allowing sessions through phone calls, video calls, or text messages. You can also reach SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

Want to learn more about how our senior care can help your loved one remain safe at home? Contact Visiting Angels of North Miami at your earliest convenience to learn more about our senior care.

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