Home Care Tips: Helping Seniors Manage Seasonal Allergies

ComForcare offers suggestions to help family caregivers manage seasonal allergy symptoms for their older loved ones. COMFORCARE LOGO

Bloomfield Hills, MI 2013 – ComForcare urges seniors to take extra precautions if they are experiencing allergy symptoms.  According to health experts, seniors can have complicating factors that make it difficult to deal with allergies such as lung disease or COPD.  If you notice a loved one having difficulty breathing, have them see a health care professional to determine if it is allergies or a more serious condition.  Since prevention is always the best defense, ComForcare offers suggestions for clients and their families to follow during the summer season.

To minimize your loved ones’ exposure to seasonal allergens, stay indoors, keep the windows shut and use air conditioning, if available.  Set up a dehumidifier to dry the air.  When outdoors, stay away from dry grasses and keep car windows closed.  Wash hands after going outside or handling plants or gardens.

If a loved one does have uncomfortable allergy symptoms, consult with a physician to see if any of the following would be helpful:

  • Saline nasal sprays
  • Eye drops
  • Inhalers
  • Skin cream for eczema

Allergies can complicate chronic illnesses such as COPD. ComForcare offers reliable home care services that help seniors live independently while managing the challenges of a chronic condition.  In addition to elevated health risks, it is estimated that 25% of those with a chronic medical condition face limitations to their daily activities like needing assistance to walk or perform personal tasks such as dressing or bathing.

“We offer home care assistance for individuals living with a chronic condition to help them manage their condition and lead productive and rewarding lives,” said ComForcare President, Mark Armstrong.

About ComForcare Home Care

ComForcare began in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in 1996 as a company dedicated to establishing a new standard in the quality of non-medical home care. After perfecting the winning formula, ComForcare began franchising and now has locations throughout the United States and in Canada and the U.K.

Each independently owned and operated ComForcare office offers home care services including personal care, homemaking, transportation, companionship and family respite services to improve the quality of life and level of independence for every individual and family receiving its services.

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