Have you ever heard the saying: Cleanliness is next to Godliness?
The practice of good hygiene habits can be one of the most effective ways to prevent Pneumonia. It can even work to prevent other illnesses such as colds, influenza or other respiratory infections that can lead to pneumonia. The team at the Mayo Clinic recommend hand washing regularly to help prevent the spread of these illnesses.
As a backup when you do not have access to a sink hand sanitizer is a good alternative in a pinch.
Did you know that healthcare professionals say - Eating reduces your risk of Pneumonia?
Seniors can help prevent pneumonia by making sure they are eating healthy. Proper nutrition leads to overall good health because it can keep the immune system strong and able to fight off infection that may come their way. Double check that your one is following the current nutritional guidelines. It also doesn’t hurt to ensure they are getting plenty of rest and exercise.