Protecting Seniors from Pneumonia

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In the US, pneumonia is the leading cause of hospitalization among the adults. More than one million adults gets hospitalized due to pneumonia every year. Children and seniors are the most susceptible to get affected with pneumonia. So, Comfort Keepers San Mateo In-Home Care always train caregivers to be aware of the facts and the preventive measures that would enable them to protect our senior loved ones from pneumonia.

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Protecting Seniors from Pneumonia In the US pneumonia is the leading cause of hospitalization among the adults. More than one million adults gets hospitalized due to pneumonia every year. Children and seniors are the most susceptible to get affected with pneumonia. So Comfort Keepers San Mateo In-Home Care always train caregivers to be aware of the facts and the preventive measures that would enable them to protect our senior loved ones from pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection in the lung. Usually the infection is caused by virus bacteria or fungi that results in decreased blood circulation to the lungs. Due to this the amount of oxygen also decreases in the blood. The symptoms of pneumonia include:  Coughing  Chills  Chest pain  Fever  Fatigue  Confusion  Delirium  Shortness of breath  Falls  Worsening of chronic confusion So stay aware of these signs in your senior loved ones and as soon as you detect any then take them to a doctor without any delay Moreover you should always follow some simple guidelines from Comfort Keepers San Mateo In-Home Care that can protect your senior loved ones from getting pneumonia at the first place.  Take special care to wash your loved one’s hands regularly. Most of the time the infection spreads through touch and regular hand washing can decrease this spreading to a great extent.  Pneumonia can also occur from tooth or gum infections. So taking care of your senior loved ones dental hygiene is also very important.  Get immunization. Vaccination can prevent or reduce the effects of pneumonia. You should also vaccinate your loved ones for other diseases.  Smoking increases the chances of getting affected to a great extent. So if your senior loved one smoke it is high time you talked with them seriously.

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So follow these rules and contact Comfort Keepers San Mateo In-Home Care for any kind of help and support regarding senior care and wellbeing For more information find out here

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