Packing a “Germ Fighting” Kit for When Out with Your Senior

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Germ control is not just something you should do when your parent is at home.

Whenever your aging parent leaves the house, whether it is to run an errand or go visit a friend, they are exposing themselves to a wide variety of germs that can make them vulnerable to illness and infection. Being prepared to combat these germs helps to keep your senior healthier, and avoid the potentially serious complications that can result from illnesses such as the flu or pneumonia. Packing a germ-fighting kit for when you are out with your loved one helps you to deal with potentially germ-ridden situations so your senior can avoid infection, and stay healthy.


Homecare in Tamarac FL: Germ Fighting Kit

Homecare in Tamarac FL: Germ Fighting Kit


Some of the items you may want to include in your germ-fighting kit for went out with your senior include:

-Tissues to cover coughs and sneezes, protect your hands from surfaces, and offer to others to prevent the spread of germs

-Wet wipes for their hands in case they get them dirty and cannot wash them with water and soap

-Disinfecting wipes for hard surfaces such as grocery cart handles

-Waterless hand sanitizing gel

-Disposable gloves for when you must come into contact with potentially germy surfaces, or provide physical assistance

-Plastic bags for disposal of tissues and other items until you can find a trash can

-Debit or credit card so you can avoid using cash as much as possible. This helps reduce transmission of gems from cashiers to you

-Water, which allows you to stay properly hydrated to support a strong, supportive immune system


Getting out into the world around them and interacting with others can be an important part of keeping your parent as healthy as possible as they age.

If you are a family caregiver who also cares for children, are managing a career, or live at a distance from your parents, this can be difficult to integrate into your schedule. This is where home care can be extremely beneficial.

An in-home senior care services provider can provide transportation for your loved one that allows them to run their own errands, participate in activities and recreation, and otherwise get out into the community more often. They can also plan activities and outings with your senior that stimulates their mind and promotes more physical activity. This can not only support a sense of independence and autonomy, but also boost mental, emotional, and physical health and well-being as they age in place.


If you or a family member are in need of a Homecare in Tamarac FL, call the caring professionals at Star Multi Care today at (954) 870-4770.
Providing service in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Weston, Southwest Ranches, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Lighthouse Point, and Wilton Manors.

About the author: Stephen Sternbach
Stephen Sternbach has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Star Multi Care Services since 1987. After the sale of the New York and New Jersey operations of Star Multi Care Services, Sternbach brought the company private where he remains President and CEO of this newly developed $22M home healthcare company. With Sternbach at the helm, Star Multi Care Services employs more than 550 employees, in six offices throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales. 1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002. In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies. Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.