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Pacific Grove, CA Seniors Hospitalized For Flu Hitting Record Numbers In California & Oregon : View From A Private Duty Caregiver Serving Carmel, Carmel Valley, Gilroy, Gonzalez, Greenfield, Hollister, King City, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Salinas, San Juan Bautista, Seaside And Soledad California

Pacific Grove, CA Seniors Hospitalized For Flu Hitting Record Numbers In California & Oregon : View From A Private Duty Caregiver Serving Carmel, Carmel Valley, Gilroy, Gonzalez, Greenfield, Hollister, King City, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Salinas, San Juan Bautista, Seaside And Soledad California

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Seniors Hospitalized For Flu Hitting Record Numbers In California & Oregon
Seniors Hospitalized For Flu Hitting Record Numbers In California & Oregon

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Pacific Grove, CA Seniors Hospitalized For Flu Hitting Record Numbers In California & Oregon : View From A Private Duty

Caregiver Serving Carmel, Carmel Valley, Gilroy, Gonzalez, Greenfield, Hollister, King City, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Salinas, San Juan Bautista, Seaside And Soledad California Seniors can be very vulnerable to colds and the flu and, unfortunately, this has been a tough flu season. The Federal government announced on Friday that this season's worse-than-normal flu virus is hitting seniors in record numbers and they urged doctors to treat them with antiviral medications. Thomas Frieden, who is the director of the Centers for Disease Control and prevention said that although the flu season appeared to peak in December (about a month earlier than usual), this wasn't true for seniors. The number of senior citizens coming down with the flu is going up dramatically in January and the number of hospitalizations is increasing. A total of 48 states have reported widespread flu activity with California and Oregon the hardest hit for the week ending January 12 (compared with the prior week). "This has been our most severe season in 10 years," Christopher Harrison, director of the Infections Disease Research Laboratory at Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics told the Wall Street Journal. If you are caring for someone who is elderly and shows sign of cold or flu, get them to the doctor immediately. Often times doctors do nothing to treat the flu but with the CDC recommending anti-virals, this may be different this year. Don't wait until they have to be hospitalized. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323783704578250172985679006.html

About Richard Kuehn & Family inHome Caregiving: After more than a decade of caregiving, both in a professional environment and for a 97 year old family member I was dissatisfied with service from local caregiving agencies. I became convinced of the need for a service which provides very personal assistance to elderly and founded Family inHome Caregiving serving the Monterey Peninsula. Please visit my blog where I talk about important senior issues at: http://www.familyinhomecaregiving.com/Blog

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