The Spread of the Flu in Senior Communities

It’s a widely known fact that adults over the age of 65 are at a much higher risk for serious complications related to the flu. If just one person in a senior community gets sick, the flu can rapidly spread through the whole group, causing untold illnesses and even deaths. There are ways to protect […]

A House Call for Seniors with Flu Symptoms

For a young and healthy person, symptoms of the flu might mean no more than calling out sick from work and spending a few days in bed. For seniors though, the flu is serious business. It may lead to dangerous complications, and possibly even death. So when symptoms appear, it’s a good idea to take […]

Flu Complications Hit Seniors Hard; House Calls can Help

Last year’s influenza outbreak was not only severe, but drawn out. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 21-week season, from October – May, was the longest in 10 years. Additionally, more than 600,000 people sought treatment for the flu in emergency rooms despite the CDC advising against it. As people […]