HOW TO KEEP GERMS & DISEASE
OUT OF YOUR PARENT'S HOME
As your loved one ages, they become more susceptible to disease because their immune system has weakened over time. Because of this, they are more likely to develop dangerous health complications as a result of everyday illnesses. Prevention efforts are vital to ensuring your loved one remains happy and healthy in their home.
The first line of defense in keeping your loved one’s home germ- and disease-free is a thorough cleaning schedule.
Your loved one may need more than just a rigorous cleaning schedule to keep their home disease-free. Primary prevention efforts, such as changes to diet, exercise, and medical care, may be necessary to prevent sickness and ensure they can live a happy and healthy life.
The best way to keep disease out of your loved one’s home is to avoid bringing it in in the first place. Avoid visiting your parent if you are sick to prevent infecting them, no matter how excited you are to visit. Instead, try keeping them connected to others through the following:
If disaster strikes, the best way you can help your loved one is by giving them the skills and tools they need to remain independent in their home. Consider making a plan with your loved one on what you will do in the event of an emergency and ensure they know of all appropriate community contacts and resources. Ask yourself the following:
Routines of healthy living
We’re here to help keep your loved one’s home clean and help you support them in this process. Some of the practices you may implement may feel tedious at first, but quickly may come part of your loved one’s daily routine. Such routines are not only good for one’s physical health and hygiene but also show mental health benefits as well.
Living prepared while Preventing Disease
Disease prevention can be a daunting task. Fortunately, Beverly’s Daughter is here to make things easier for you and your loved one. To best assess the risks in your parent’s home, ask their Primary Care Physician for a list of recommended steps you can take to promote health and prevent disease. Send this list to us, and we will contact you within 48 hours with a customized action plan tailored to your loved one’s unique needs. Your loved ones are our priority; let us help them age gracefully in their home by contacting us now.
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