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Proper Pneumonia Care at Home

Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates in Katy TX

Reduce Hospital Readmission RatesPneumonia is extremely dangerous. It should never be taken lightly, regardless of a person’s age. For seniors, pneumonia can be potentially life-threatening. If an elderly individual has been hospitalized due to pneumonia, it’s important that they get proper care at home when they are discharged.

Just because they may feel better doesn’t mean they are.

Upon discharge, many people who have been diagnosed with pneumonia often feel as though the virus or bacteria has completely left their system. It hasn’t.

It’s a false sense of security. They need to keep in mind that the virus could very well remain in their system for a few more weeks while their body continues to fight it. Proper pneumonia care at home includes some of the following aspects:

Getting plenty of rest.

Anyone who has been diagnosed with pneumonia should get plenty of rest. During the holidays, with meal preparation, guests coming from all over the country or around the world, and more, that can be difficult.

It’s important for the elderly individual in this particular case to get plenty of rest. If it’s necessary, people need to leave the house for a few hours and either go sightseeing, visit another family member at their house, or head to the mall so the senior can get adequate rest.

They should drink plenty of fluids.

They may not feel dehydrated, and as a result might not drink as much as they should. For somebody with pneumonia, it can be far too easy to become dehydrated. They should stay focused on staying hydrated and getting at least eight glasses of water every day.

Stay positive.

Staying positive is essential to recovery. If a person with pneumonia isn’t positive, doesn’t feel great about their life, they may not rest, take care of themselves, and give their body the chance to recover property.

They should never suppress the cough.

The cough is being productive. It’s helping to expel the virus from the body. However, if the cough is annoying or even painful, it may be tempting to suppress it. If this is the case, that senior should consult his or her doctor immediately to determine if something else can be done to suppress the cough, provide some relief, and help them stay focused on their recovery.


If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Katy, TX or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Houston at (832) 803-0011.

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Mark Haselden

Hayley Sheeks and her father, Mark Haselden live passionately, for providing quality homecare services to individuals in their homes. They both decided to open Synergy HomeCare of Katy after both Mark sold his most recent business and Hayley graduated with her nursing degree, both knowing the growing need for individuals to age in place as the baby boomer population reaches retirement age. Synergy HomeCare’s mission statement speaks to those core values that both inspire and encompass Hayley and Mark’s vision as Non-Medical HomeCare providers.
"Our mission is to continue to be the premier provider of home care services within the industry by continuallystriving to offer our clients the highest quality of life and independence attainable.Our success starts bytreating each of our clients and caregivers with the dignity and respect they deserve."