During the summer, many Elders and Seniors like to spend their time outdoors with friends or family. During such gatherings, food usually plays a role – such as during picnics or BBQs. Freshly grilled burgers, hot dogs, chicken, fruit, and chips & dip to compliment good company has always been an American pastime.
What some Elders and Seniors may not be aware of, however, is that there is a food risk that puts them in more danger than it would for younger family members or friends. This article from the CDC talks about how a bacteria called Listeria found in hot dogs, lunch meats, and cold cuts causes the disease Listeriosis, which primarily affects older adults whose immune systems may not be strong enough to fight off the bacteria. It’s important for Elderly and Senior individuals who know they have a weakened immune system to avoid the foods mentioned in the article. The disease makes people with cancer, diabetes, and kidney disease more vulnerable, in addition to the effects that some medications have on the body.
At A-1 Home Care, we want your Elderly or Senior loved one to have a safe, fun, and happy summer. We are a non-medical homecare agency that provides a variety of in-home care services for Elderly, Senior, and Terminally Ill individuals in Brentwood, CA.
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