Regency Nursing and Rehabilitation Center


Wednesday, 24 October 2018 19:19
Rate this item
(1 Vote)

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones From the Flu

The 2019 flu season is beginning, and here at Regency Nursing we’d like to remind you all to get your flu shots.

Last year’s flu season was one of the worst on record, with over 80,000 Americans dying from the flu or related complications.

While there’s no way to predict how virulent this year’s strains will be, experts agree that the best way to protect yourself is with a flu shot. If you have an elderly, very young, or immunocompromised loved one, the best thing you can do for them is get your flu shot on time.

And if you’re elderly yourself, you should get vaccinated as soon as possible to minimize your risk of catching the flu.

Here are some other ways you can protect yourself and your loved ones from catching the flu:

Wash your hands properly and often.

The most important part of handwashing is vigorously scrubbing your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds; the water temperature or type of soap doesn’t really matter.

Mayo Clinic gives specific handwashing instructions to banish germs:

  • Wet your hands with running water.
  • Apply soap to one hand, and lather up. You should not use antibacterial soap, as that can contribute to antibiotic-resistant bugs.
  • Rub your hands together forcefully for at least 20 seconds—that’s the time it takes to sing the ABCs slowly. Pay attention to the backs of your hands, your wrists, between your fingers, and under your fingernails.
  • Rinse off the soap.
  • Dry your hands with a clean towel or paper towel.
  • Use the towel to turn off the faucet, so you don't transfer the germs back to your clean hands.

Wash your hands after you cough, sneeze, or blow your nose. It’s especially important to wash your hands before and after visiting a hospital or nursing home. At Regency Nursing, we have clear handwashing protocols in place for all our staff.

Use hand sanitizer when you can’t wash.

It's not as effective as washing properly with soap and running water, but hand sanitizer is better than nothing if you can’t make it to a sink. Use a product that contains at least 60% alcohol, as anything less than that will not effectively eliminate flu germs.

Boost your immune system

A strong immune system is the best defense to any invasive germ. Maintain a good sleep cycle, eat your veggies, and exercise to the best of your ability.

Other important factors in strong immunity is practicing effective stress relief techniques, quitting smoking, and getting enough vitamin D. Most people are deficient in vitamin D during the winter months, when the sun isn’t as strong. Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks of taking a supplemental vitamin D pill.

You can also talk to your doctor about other ways to avoid catching the flu.

Regency Nursing wishes all our readers a healthy winter!


The Regency organization has become synonymous with the best in senior healthcare and has garnered a well deserved reputation for its unsurpassed commitment to its patients and residents.

The Regency Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers and Facilities throughout New Jersey have achieved numerous industry ‘gold standard’ benchmarks and have received accolades from all corners of the HealthCare community.

Welcome to our website at!

Warm Regards,


Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated.
Basic HTML code is allowed.

alzeimers in seniors alzheimer's awareness alzheimer's in seniors alzheimers disease anchor nursing or regency park hazlet nj anchor rehab in hazlet nj bayshore healthcare and bayshore hospital bayshore healthcare center address bayshore healthcare center information bayshore healthcare center ratings bayshore healthcare center reviews bayshore healthcare center vs regency park bayshore healthcare reviews best nursing homes in new jersey cardiac rehabilitation near bayshore hospital chronic nonhealing wounds seniors elderly chronic pain chronic venous insufficiency clinical trials conversation starters covid19 5star nursing homes cvi exercising for pain relief family medical history flu season flu shot 2018 Genetic tests FDA haelthy diet Heart & Lung Center holiday season hospice facilities in nj Hospice Medicare Inadequate sleep pain judah gutwein medicare advantage medicare coverage medicare information medicare open enrollment 2019 medicare prescription drug coverage nj meridian hospital in holmdel meridian subacute facilities My Family Health Portrait nj insurance plans nursing home ratings during covid19 pain management post acute rehab pulmonary rehabilitation near bayshore hospital regency cardiac rehabilitation Regency Gardens regency gardens in wayne regency gardens postacute rehabiliation nj REGENCY GARDENS WAYNE NJ regency grande in dover regency grande postacute rehabiliation nj Regency Heart and Lung Center regency heritage regency heritage demott lane regency heritage in somerset regency heritage in somersetwoods regency heritage postacute rehabilitation nj regency heritage somerset regency jewish heritage regency jewish heritage, somerset nj regency jewish heritage reviews Regency Nursing and Rehabilitation Center regency nursing and rehabilitation nj REGENCY PARK regency park hazlet regency park hazlet nj regency park in hazlet regency park near bayshore hospital regency park nursing REGENCY PARK NURSING CENTER regency park nursing home in hazlet regency park postacute rehabiliation nj regency park rehabilitation center regency postacute rehabilitation rehospitalizations senioradvisorcom senior aging articles Senior Care senior healthcare senior health information seniors seniors and the holidays seniors living alone senior wellness somersetwoodsnj somerset woods nursing and rehabilitaion somersetwoods nursing center, somerset nj somersetwoods rehab somersetwoods rehabilitation and nursing in smerset subacute care nj subacute rehabilitation subacute rehabilitation nj telemedicine at elms of cranbury tips for caregivers tips to prevent the flu Vascepa heart disease winter safety


Search | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Site Map | Glossary of Terms | Contact Us | Regency Post-Acute, Rehab & Nursing Centers | LTC Website Solutions © 2014 | All rights reserved.