There are certain posts that I repeat each year, as a reminder and for new readers to the blog. We are heading into cold and flu season and both the very young and the elderly are very vulnerable to these opportunistic pathogens.
Elderly Care – Preventing Colds and Influenza
In most of our countries there is some form of elderly care system in place, either in a person’s own home or care facility. However, wherever an elderly person might live, apart from a natural reduction in immune system efficiency, at this time of year, there are many more opportunities for pathogens to take advantage of a weakened host. Unfortunately, in a nursing home, hospital or assisted living facility, the ability of germs to spread through the entire resident population is phenomenal.
I looked after my mother full-time for four years until she died at age 95. She loved visitors and…
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