Article by Care.com
“Pneumonia is the fourth leading cause of death among the elderly. Typically pneumonia occurs when a patient’s immune system is weakened due to another illness, such as bronchitis or the flu, and many people develop it in the hospital. While ill, seniors will need support from a caregiver.”
“Q&A for Seniors and Pneumonia and the Flu:”
- Is there anything I can do while my parent is hospitalized with pneumonia to help her recovery?
- What danger signs should I be on the alert for when my parent has the flu?
- How can I tell whether what my parent has is a cold or the flu?
- What can I do to prevent my parent’s flu from turning into pneumonia?
- What can my parent do to avoid getting the flu, besides getting a flu shot?
- Are there any supplements that could help my parent stay healthy and prevent pneumonia?
- My parent is being treated for her pneumonia at home. What can I do to help?
- My parent who has pneumonia worries that she’ll never get better. How can I reassure her?
- How soon should my parent who has pneumonia feel better?
- My parent was told that stopping smoking will hasten recovery from pneumonia. Is that true?
- How do I go about finding a caregiver for my parent who developed pneumonia after having the flu?