November 4, 2020
As the cool and damp weather approach, unfortunately so does cold and flu season. We are in unprecedented times and we want to do our best to keep our seniors safe. We have come up with some quick tips:
- Feeling Unwell: Stay Home! If you are
experiencing cold/flu symptoms staying home is your option to protect those
- Wash Your Hands: A phrase that has been
repeated a lot more often recently is “wash your hands”! Washing your hands and
practicing good hygiene is your best line of defense to prevent the spread of
illness to yourself and others. Be sure to wash your hands for a minimum of 20-30
seconds – ensuring you are scrubbing all surfaces of your hands (don’t’ forget
under your fingernails and between your fingers). If you do not have access to
a sink, hand sanitizer with a minimum 60% alcohol will do simply fine.
- Cover Your Mouth: If you feel a slight
tickle in your nose or a cough coming on, the best thing to do is pull your arm
up and cough into the crook of your elbow. Sometimes it can be hard to catch a
sneeze, just be sure to sanitize or wash hands if you cough or sneeze into your
hands immediately before touching anybody or any surfaces.
- Drink Lots of Fluids: Sometimes when we
feel unwell, we do not feel well enough to eat any solid foods. Its best to
keep well hydrated with lots of water or have some soup broth which will help
replenish our bodies and help it fight against the virus.
- Get the Flu Shot: There are always some who have their
doubts about flu shots. Flu vaccines are our best line of defense to protecting
ourselves from viruses. You can receive flu shots from your family physician,
or your local pharmacy will hold a flu shot clinic.
- COVID-19 Test: If you are experiencing
any COVID-19 Symptoms such as sore throat, cough, sore throat, or trouble
breathing, its best to get a COVID-19 test and isolate. It is best to be aware
of these symptoms and be safe than sorry. If any questions regarding COVID-19,
please speak with your health care provider for further information.