Care recipient (cr) is recovering from the flu at home

Try: Try giving cr plenty of fluids and make sure he she rests saving strength for recovery fluids help loosen secretions so that the patient can then bring up phlegm try to get cr to eat something that will build up his her strength such as lentil or chicken soup try to avoid letting cr do any chores until he she gets stronger wash your hands before preparing cr cr’s food or touching him her make sure no visitors have colds or coughs try propping cr up in bed with some pillows to see if that helps his her breathing

Materials: Pillows

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical

Information: n/a

References: Adapted from www care com caring for seniors with pneumonia and the flu by staff writer no date

Keywords: Flu sick in bed

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

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