SILVERcare is a locally owned, licensed home care agency, providing quality home care in Washington, NC. We were established in 1993 in Greenville, North Carolina. We provide in-home assistance and personal care services to the elderly, disabled and injured. We like to think of ourselves as mature America’s best friend.

We are in the middle of peak flu season, and seniors over the age of 65 are especially vulnerable to the flu. That’s why it’s important to take precautions to help ensure that you and your loved ones stay healthy this flu season. 

According to the CDC, the best way to protect yourself from the flu is to get a flu shot. Ideally, this should be done before the end of October before peak flu season hits. Aside from the regular flu shot, there are two other types that are designed specifically for those over the age of 65: the high dose flu vaccine and the adjuvanted flu vaccine. Ask your doctor about which option would be best for you.

Aside from the flu shot, the CDC recommends that you follow the usual preventative measures such as regularly washing your hands and avoiding people who are sick.

If you feel that you are getting sick with the flu, call your doctor immediately. Don’t wait and try to ride your symptoms out, because antiviral drugs are most effective within 48 hours of the beginning of your symptoms. These medications can help to greatly reduce the severity and length of the flu. 

For quality home care in Washington, NC, give us a call at SILVERcare today.

 

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