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Senior Helpers provides many in-home, caregiving services for the elderly in the Des Moines, West Des Moines, Clive, Urbandale, Waukee, Johnston and Ankeny areas. We offer extensive in-home care services for seniors who embrace their independence and the personal dignity that goes with it. Our in-home care services are provided by bonded and insured caregivers all of whom pass a national background check.

If a senior family member needs in-home care services in Polk County IA and Dallas County IA, we are an excellent choice with exemplary references. In-home care is the compassionate choice for your elderly loved ones' continued independent living. We promise we will do our best to make it a positive experience for them and you. For more information, please visit http:/seniorhelpers.com/location/1906.

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    Senior helpers in home elder care of des moines, iowa, reveals the importance of flu reminders Senior helpers in home elder care of des moines, iowa, reveals the importance of flu reminders Document Transcript

    • Senior Helpers In Home Elder Care of Des Moines, Iowa, Reveals theImportance of Flu RemindersDont Forget to Leave a Note for Your Grandparents!Des Moines, Iowa - November 2011 - Its that time of year again when Americas senior citizenswill be surrounded by people sneezing, coughing and spreading germs. It happens at the mall,the school concert or the family dinner and those germs could potentially be fatal. Thats whySenior Helpers, one of the leading providers of in-home care for seniors, is advising families thatpersonal reminders about getting the flu shot actually increase your seniors chances of gettingvaccinated."Senior citizens have the highest risk of potentially fatal complications from the flu and almosttwo-thirds of seniors who get the flu end up in the hospital," advises Brian Hilgenberg withSenior Helpers of Des Moines, Iowa (IA). "The study, published in the Cochrane Library (aninternational non-profit organizations that provides up-to-date information about the effects ofhealth care), shows that even the simplest of reminders, such as a letter, postcard or phonecall, increases the number of seniors going to get their flu shot. Our care givers can not onlyprovide those reminders but they can also drive seniors to the doctor or drugstore to beimmunized."Seniors are more likely to get the flu because the bodys immune system weakens as it getsolder. The Centers for Disease Control advises flu shots not only guard against the flu but alsooffer protection from flu-related complications such as pneumonia.Flu Basics:According to the CDC, the flu season can begin as early as October with its peak in January andFebruary. • . . . . . .65% of elderly Americans get a flu shot each year (The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hopes to increase the immunization rate to 90%.) • . . . . . .Seniors account for 46% of all flu-related hospital days. • . . . . . .More than 30 million seniors receive the flu shot each year. • . . . . . .More than 200,000 people in the U.S. are hospitalized from flu-related illnesses each year. • . . . . . .Medicare has been covering flu shots since 1993."We realize the importance of flu basics and our caregivers are there to provide extra supportfor seniors during this flu season," say Brian Hilgenberg with Senior Helpers of Des Moines,Iowa (IA). "Our caregivers encourage seniors to wash their hands regularly and be sure to keepthe house clean and as germ-free as possible."Senior Helpers also helps keep our clients up-to-date about current flu-related information,such as a recent flu vaccine for seniors, Fluzone High-Dose.Fluzone High-Dose Vaccine:
    • Senior Helpers In Home Elder Care of Des Moines, Iowa, Reveals theImportance of Flu Reminders • . . . . . .Extra-dose flu vaccine for elderly 65 years and older • . . . . . .Provides four times the amount of antigen as a regular flu shot • . . . . . .Approved by the FDA in December, 2009Sources: The CDC, Dpt. of HHS, Cochrane Library study (a publication of the CochraneCollaboration)©2011 SH Franchising, LLC####Media Contact: Brian Hilgenberg, 515-251-7444, bhilgenberg@seniorhelpers.comFor more information about Senior Helpers, please visit:http:/seniorhelpers.com/location/1906About Senior Helpers:Senior Helpers provides many in-home, caregiving services for the elderly in the Des Moines,West Des Moines, Clive, Urbandale, Waukee, Johnston and Ankeny areas. We offer extensivein-home care services for seniors who embrace their independence and the personal dignitythat goes with it. Our in-home care services are provided by bonded and insured caregivers allof whom pass a national background check.If a senior family member needs in-home care services in Polk County IA and Dallas County IA, we are anexcellent choice with exemplary references. In-home care is the compassionate choice for your elderlyloved ones continued independent living. We promise we will do our best to make it a positiveexperience for them and you. For more information, please visit:http:/seniorhelpers.com/location/1906.