In 2020, we all learned about COVID-19 and its effects on our society. The Sacramento metro area was no exception, as the virus has hit the area hard, and continues to affect us as we leave 2020 and head into 2021. As the leading home care provider of senior care throughout Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado counties, Comfort Keepers has ensured our clients' safety throughout 2020 by adhering to all federal, state and local guidelines regarding infection control.
As noteworthy as COVID-19 is, Pneumonia is another infection that hasn't received much attention in 2020, but yet poses a risk for our seniors in our community. Pneumonia is an infection caused by either a bacteria or virus that affects one or both lungs. The disease can range from mild to severe, and in some cases, can be fatal.
Many Sacramento-area families call upon Comfort Keepers to provide senior living solutions for their loved ones to enable them to remain safely in their homes. Our licensed home health aides, called Comfort Keepers, can identify symptoms that indicate the need for a doctor visit, while providing the support needed to fully recuperate from pneumonia or any other serious illness.
While seniors are more susceptible to contracting pneumonia, preventive strategies can help reduce the risk of contraction. Getting an annual flu shot and a pneumococcal vaccine, practicing good hand hygiene, not smoking and keeping the immune system strong can help protect against pneumonia.
Our goal, by providing equal parts caring, attention and comfort, is to help seniors through their convalescence so they can get back to enjoying life as soon as possible. Call Comfort Keepers today at (916) 260-0654 to learn more. We're here to help!