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10 Ways Seniors can Stay Healthy During Winter Months

Jan - 01 - 2021 Northside Medical Supply

a healthy senior couple doing yoga in their homeWith both the coronavirus pandemic and influenza season in full swing this winter, it has never been more important for seniors and families to do all they can to stay healthy! This is why we created this checklist of healthy measures that people of all ages can take to reduce the risk of getting sick or injured from a hard fall. Which ones are you missing?

  1. Distance Makes the Heart Grow Stronger!
    After hearing "stay-in-home" and "six feet or more apart" since March, you may be tired of feeling so isolated from family, friends, and the community around you. However, staying home does not mean you can't wave to a neighbor or give a warm verbal greeting from a safe distance. It's just not the time to throw caution to the wind and talk closely or give him a hug! 

  2. Exercise by Streaming Service Rocks!
    Until the pandemic, most people felt they needed to go to a gym to work out. Of course, gyms can be teeming with germs and it can be hard to work out at a safe distance in a small space, depending on the gym you joined. Streaming your exercise program at home on your television or laptop through an app like YouTube or Beachbody On Demand just might be the perfect solution! Plus, you may find it saves you money and time while giving you a more interesting selection of programs in the process! Have a personal trainer? Ask if he or she is available for a virtual session. 

  3. Feel Like a VIP With a Meal Kit Service!
    Tired of take-out? Cooking is much healthier than eating out or buying prepacked foods. But, going to the grocery store means risking coming into close contact with potentially infected individuals. That's why we recommend trying a meal kit delivery service. The ingredients are pre-chopped and pre-measured. Each box also includes step-by-step instructions on how to cook the nutritious and flavorful meal in less time than it takes to receive your food at your favorite drive-thru.
     
  4. Be Prepared for Staying In!
    Another great way to reduce the number of visits to the stores is to stock up on your hygiene and medical supplies you typically use. Some examples include quality catheters and incontinence supplies, ostomy pouches and care accessories, and lotions for dry irritated hands after all that handwashing. Don't forget your compression socks for better circulation during your workouts or cooking sessions!

  5. Easy Home Improvements to Reduce the Risk of Falls!
    Injuries from a fall make up one of the most common reasons for trips to the emergency room. By installing such items as bedside and tub railings, handheld showerheads, and shower chairs, you can reduce the chances of injury from slips in your home. Call our friendly staff at (770) 425-7718 to discover more ways to prevent falls at home.

  6. Injury Prevention Items That Travel With You!
    What about decreasing your chances of injury while on-the-move? Cozy non-slip slipper socks, fashionable diabetic shoes, and stylish mobility devices such as walking canes, rollators, and scooters or wheelchairs are helpful for getting around safely with less stress. Purchase a comfy pair of slipper socks for the whole family before browsing the top-recommended mobility and diabetic footwear at Northside Medical Supply!

  7. Boost Your Immune System!
    If ever there was a time to begin taking your vitamin C and Zinc Sulfate tablets, it's now! Ask your physician about the benefits of these and other helpful supplements. Then, call to have us prepare your no-contact curbside pickup order at (770) 425-7718.

  8. Have Clean Face Masks Ready-to-Go! 
    Although face masks can be helpful to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses, they also attract germs when worn around other people. Be sure to wash your cloth face masks ahead of time or have plenty of new disposable masks on hand for those last-minute trips to the store. Also, call your Northside Medical Supply team at (770) 425-7718 to ask about our ultra-soft cloth face coverings that will save your ears and feel great on your skin!

  9. Improve Your Telemedicine Effectiveness!
    Telemedicine is a wonderful way have a wellness visit or discuss new symptoms with your physician without having to leave home. One reason people are struggling with telemedicine is the lack of proper monitoring devices to give the doctors the data they need to help patients feel better. Make better use of your appointment by recording accurate blood pressure, blood oxygen level, weight, and temperature readings. You can find monitoring and diagnostic devices such as blood pressure machines, pulse oximeter, scales, and thermometers ready for pickup at Northside Medical Supply.

  10. Use Curbside Pickup Whenever Possible!
    For those who look for local stores to support or when you don't have time to wait for online orders to arrive at your doorstep, curbside pickup is both convenient and safe. At Northside Medical Supply, you can place all orders over the phone by calling (770) 425-7718. When you arrive, we offer a complimentary no-contact curbside pickup service where we will place your items in your trunk or back seat. 

Thus, with these 10 tips, you can breathe easier this winter knowing you are doing all you can to stay healthy, safe, and comfortable! Find all your medical supplies, PPE, monitoring equipment, diabetic footwear, mobility and fall prevention items, and so much more at Northside Medical Supply! We are located at 11040 Crabapple Rd, Ste B in Roswell, Georgia. Better yet, place your order at (770) 425-7718 and we'll bring it out to you! Stay safe out there Roswell!