Ways to Avoid Contracting Infections


Anyone can contract an infection at home. Visitors, household members, patients, and their caregiver in Arizona can bring infectious microorganisms from outdoors.

There are three things necessary for an infection to occur:

  • Sources

    Places where infectious agents (germs) live (e.g., sinks, surfaces, human skin)

  • Susceptible Person

    Someone with a way for germs to enter the body (someone unvaccinated or with weak immunity)

  • Transmission

    The way germs move to the susceptible person (e.g., sneezing, coughing, touching surfaces)

As an assisted living caregiver, how can you prevent bringing in germs and help eliminate infections in your senior client’s household?

Always wash your hands and use alcohol-based sanitizers when needed.

Clean all items and surfaces you people touch at home, including doorknobs, toilet seats, countertops, remote controls, etc.

Disinfect the house regularly, and give extra attention to places where patients under home care in Scottsdale, Arizona, frequently stay.

Wash the items you buy from stores upon arrival.

Isolate people who have symptoms and contact their physician immediately.

As a home care agency, we believe that the safety of our senior clients relies on everyone’s participation in the elimination and halt spreading of germs at home. Should you need a helping hand, call Heritage Home Care.

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