You might think that your elderly family member’s immune system is as good as it will ever get, but there are some things you can do to help her to be a little healthier.
Immunizations Can Help
Many people are nervous about immunizations because they worry that they can make their seniors sick from the very illness the immunization protects from. This isn’t the case, however, and the right immunizations can be very effective for your senior. Talk to her doctor about the right schedule for her.
If your senior is putting the right fuel in to her body, she’s going to be able to strengthen many of her body’s systems, including her immune system. Fresh fruits and vegetables combined with whole grains and lean protein offers a good balance. You might want to consider setting up an appointment or two with a dietician to iron out a solid nutritional plan for your aging adult.
Vitamins and Supplements
Vitamins and supplements give your senior’s nutrition a boost and can be really helpful. It’s a good idea to make sure that you talk with your elderly family member’s doctor about vitamins and supplements before adding them to her diet, though. The reason for that is that some of these over-the-counter supplements can actually interfere with medications and treatments she is already taking.
Exercise is less about losing weight and more about getting your senior’s body moving and keeping the blood flowing. Regular exercise can help to keep your senior stronger and more able to fend off germs that can make her sick. Always talk to your elderly family member’s doctor about what types of exercise are right for her current fitness level.
Sleep and Rest
The human body needs plenty of sleep to be able to fend off illnesses, so if your senior isn’t getting enough quality rest, she may also have difficulty fighting off germs. Try to get to the bottom of any sleep problems that your elderly family member is having so that you can help her to get the sleep that she needs.
Boosting your senior’s immune system is all about balance and helping her to be as healthy as she can possibly be. Work with your senior’s doctor to develop a plan that gives her the best benefits. From there, keep that plan in motion by working with senior care providers and other professionals to support her as she makes the changes she needs to make.
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From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales.
1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002.
In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies.
Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.
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