Apr 7, 2017 by Lulu Jensen
Some preventable diseases can cause illness or potentially death to unvaccinated seniors. Many seniors may believe that they don’t need vaccinations because they had them as a child or young adult, or they worry about the potential side effects that come with vaccines. But adults over the age of 65 are at a higher risk of developing an illness, and an even higher risk if unvaccinated.
Every year, new vaccinations are developed and are now available for your loved one. These vaccinations may not have been available when they were younger, and can help them reduce the risk of certain illnesses.
While these vaccinations are recommended for seniors, it is important that your loved one discusses which vaccines are right for them, with his or her doctor.
Vaccinations can only reduce the risk of developing illnesses and are not a guarantee that they will completely prevent them. Have your loved one discuss any immunizations with his or her doctor before receiving them. Some vaccination side effects are more common among seniors who have other underlying issues.
Comfort Keepers® Can Help
Comfort Keepers® in Anchorage can help your loved one establish a daily routine that will promote a healthy, safe, and independent lifestyle. We provide around the clock in home care, or companionship for just a couple of hours a week. From driving your loved ones to appointments to light housekeeping, we provide unique caregiving to your loved ones. For more information regarding our in-home care services call us at (907) 885-0186 or click here.