Maintaining the good health and well-being of seniors is a top priority for providers of home care Vancouver, and we acknowledge the vital role of indoor air quality in achieving this. Poor air quality can worsen respiratory conditions like asthma and COPD leading to other health concerns like allergies, headaches, and fatigue. It is, therefore, imperative to guarantee that the air inside a senior’s home is healthy and clean.
Home care nursing professionals here in Peachtacular Home Health Care recommend several tips for improving indoor air quality in the homes of seniors:
- Regularly changing the air filter in the HVAC system can help remove allergens and pollutants from the air.
- Using natural cleaning products, such as vinegar or baking soda, instead of chemical-based cleaners can reduce the number of harmful chemicals in the air.
- Using a vacuum with a HEPA filter can help remove allergens and other particles from carpets and upholstery.
Care at home services should also encourage seniors to keep their homes well-ventilated by opening windows and using exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens. It can help remove excess humidity, which can contribute to mold and mildew growth, and help circulate fresh air throughout the home.
In addition, at home care providers should advise seniors to avoid smoking inside the home, as it can significantly impact indoor air quality and exacerbate respiratory conditions. It is also important to limit using air fresheners and scented candles, as they can release harmful chemicals into the air.
By following these simple tips and ensuring the indoor air quality is healthy and clean, seniors can enjoy better respiratory health and overall well-being. Contact us today to experience our exceptional care!