Care recipient (cr) needs to avoid getting sick especially getting the flu or pneumonia

Try: Try to keep cr’s teeth and mouth clean good oral hygiene reduces the risk of bacteria in the mouth that can lead to pneumonia encourage cr to brush his her teeth after each meal if cr wears dentures encourage cr to remove them and clean them every night also suggest that cr use a soft toothbrush or moistened gauze pad to clean his her gums tongue and other soft mouth tissues encourage cr to clean cuts and scrapes immediately clean cuts with warm soapy water and apply an antibiotic ointment

Materials: Soft toothbrush or moistened gauze

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Mobility, Immobile, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision

Information: n/a

References: Adapted from www alz org late-stage caregiving by staff writer no date

Keywords: Infections virus wellness prevention sick illness

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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