If you don’t want to join the ranks of the living dead, the pale zombies who look and sound exactly how they feel, that’s understandable. Who would really want to come down with the flu that’s seemingly plaguing everyone around us? Not us at LifeCare Advantage, that’s for sure. In our last blog, we provided some essential ways to stay healthy this season. But since the best offense is a good defense, we should probably share even more ways to stay healthy throughout the months of general malaise.

At LifeCare Advantage, we are dedicated to helping you get the best care possible. For helping you get set up with the CDPAP in New York, you can have the opportunity to stay in your home and care from a family member. Meanwhile, your CDPAP caregiver can receive compensation for their time and efforts, making it a win-win for all. Since the process might seem a bit challenging, LifeCare Advantage is here to help you every step of the way. But before you give us a call, you can take a look at some of our health tips for this winter too. Read on to beat the flu this season, and find out more about LifeCare Advantage!

Keep your home clean.

We wash our hands, we wash our dishes, but one of the things that we need to also be sure to do is up the ante for cleanliness during these viciously viral times. Sanitize door knobs, handles, counters, doors, faucets, and everything else that human hands come into contact with. Doing this on a regular basis helps create a cleaner and safer living space, and can help prevent you from coming into contact with harmful germs and bacteria.

In addition to keeping your home clean, keep your clothes, gloves/mittens, and any other wintry items clean as well. Our gloves and sweaters and everything you can think of also come into contact with germs throughout the day—this is especially the time to try and limit the prevalence and spread of the flu.

Steer clear of people who are sick.

While it’s important to protect yourself from those who are sick, this doesn’t mean you need to shun anyone and everyone who comes your way. In fact, that can actually suppress your immunity, and send your immune system into more of a shock when you do eventually come into contact with others. Rather than holing up for the winter (as nice as that might sound), be extra cautious of people who are showing some flu-like symptoms.

If you know someone is sick, give them (and yourself) some space for an added layer of protection. You can still drop off that quintessential chicken noodle soup from their favorite deli, but be hypervigilant about washing your hands and touching your face. However, for certain people who are at greater risk for more severe flu symptoms (such as the elderly and those with compromised immune systems), you really might just need to avoid anyone who’s come down with the flu.

Prevention is key, so sometimes it’s just best to assume that everyone during this season has the potential to spread some nasty bugs your way. In the event you end up sharing a bowl of pasta with a friend who ends up tragically ill the next day, continue eating well, keep getting a good night’s sleep, do everything you normally would, and hope for the best.

Enroll with the CDPAP.

When you are in a place of needing additional care and support, it can not only be tough to do it alone, but dangerous as well. Whereas cleaning and sanitizing your Brooklyn apartment or upstate home might have once been easy, things change, people grow older, and we all need a little extra help from time to time. With the CDPAP in New York, you can get a personal assistant in the form of a family member to help with day-to-day activities. The application process might seem daunting, but LifeCare Advantage can help. Get in touch with our CDPAP agency today to get the assistance and guidance you need, we’d be honored to work with you! In the meantime, be sure to stay healthy this winter.