At MorningStar of Billings, the health and wellbeing of our residents is our first priority. Along with offering a whole range of wellness programs and activities and delicious healthy meals, we provide all of the services residents need to feel their best.
One thing we have already done to keep our community healthy is to host our annual Flu Shot Clinic in early November. If for some reason you have not gotten your flu shot yet, the CDC says it is not too late as the worst of the flu season is typically from December to February. Please keep in mind that the 2017 flu season was one of the worst on record and had the highest death toll in decades. The U.S. Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, MD, said an estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and about 900,000 were hospitalized with complications.
Above and beyond getting your flu shot, there are some things you can do to avoid spreading colds and the flu throughout the community. Experts advise washing your hands thoroughly and often and do not forget to wash between your fingers, your fingernails and the back of your hands. They say plain soap is fine, just wash for at least 20 seconds. If you are unable to wash your hands, have a hand sanitizer available. When coughing or sneezing, use tissues to cover and catch the droplets to help prevent spreading germs. Also avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Furthermore avoid contact with people who are ill and discourage family members to visit if they have a cold or other signs of illness. If you are ill, keep your distance from others and wash your hands frequently. Also drinking lots of liquids can help prevent illnesses as well as help you recover if you are sick.
MorningStar Senior Living of Billings represents the finest in senior living with our unique mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest.” Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve in order to provide a true home for residents. Please visit our website to set up a tour to see firsthand why we are one of Billings’ best senior living facilities.