Tulsa Home Health Care Group Helps Elderly Clients Avoid Flu

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 5:21 pm
By: News On 6

One area home health care company is trying to keep its clients from catching the flu.

They call themselves "The Visiting Angels," and they come bearing paper towels and hand sanitizer.

Page Cole is on a mission to stop the spread of the flu before it can begin.

He's with the home health care company, Visiting Angels, which has been dropping off flu prevention kits to its clients.

"We don't look at this as just a nice little marketing gift, this could be life saving for some seniors, it really could," Cole said.

The kits come with hand sanitizer, Vitamin C supplements, disinfectant spray, paper towels, even pens that seniors can use instead of the ones in public places like grocery stores and banks—all designed to fend off the flu.

"It's almost like an emergency preparedness kit for bad weather. This is an emergency preparedness kit for illness, and it would be a good thing to prevent that from ever happening," Cole said.

Visiting Angels has about 75 clients in Tulsa and Bartlesville.

Seniors are especially susceptible to the flu, which can lead to pneumonia and even death.

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