Winter and early spring are the peak seasons for elderly adults to contract pneumonia. This lung infection can cause many different health issues in seniors and in many cases it can turn fatal. Seniors are particularly susceptible to pneumonia because their immune systems are weaker. They are more vulnerable after they’ve struggled with another illness, such as influenza or bronchitis.
Pneumonia in the elderly can be so severe that they end up in the hospital for treatment. While ill, elderly adults will need support from their family caregiver.
Why Are Seniors Hospitalized with Pneumonia?
While the majority of pneumonia patients can recover at home, there are significant numbers of elderly adults that are in danger of complications from the illness. With pneumonia, the air sacs of the lungs fill with fluid. As the air sacs lose their ability to… Continue reading