Respiratory Illnesses: A Threat to Vulnerable Seniors

respiratory-illnesses-a-threat-to-vulnerable-seniorsAging is an inevitable part of human life. What comes with it is the weakening of body systems, which may include poor immunity. And with a weaker body, a senior can be more prone to illnesses and may require home health care in Tulsa, Oklahoma, later on.

Respiratory diseases are one of the most rampant conditions later in life. They may be caused by infection, smoking tobacco, breathing in secondhand tobacco, dust particles, and other forms of air pollution.

As a home care agency in Oklahoma, we are doing our best to protect our seniors from these respiratory diseases:

  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Tuberculosis

These and more respiratory illnesses can acquire everywhere. They can be spread through airborne transmission or respiratory droplets left on surfaces after an infected person coughs or sneezes without covering. As personal care providers, we must educate our clients about coughing and sneezing etiquette.

It is still best to follow hygienic practices and seek medical treatment. And if your senior is already infected, make sure to isolate and provide proper care. Regular homemaking may prevent the spread of the infection.

We are providers of non-medical services to pediatric patients with special needs and seniors requiring individualized care and assistance. Call Devine Home Health Care Solutions at 918-829-1721 and 918-829-7541.

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