Employees keeping self, seniors healthy
Flu kits handed out to Visting Angels' workers
When your business is caring for seniors with compromised immune systems, you can't bee too careful during the active flu season.
The director for Visiting Angels, an organization that provides living assistance services in Grand Junction, is taking steps to ensure her employees are healthy when they care for a client.
Debbie Harrison has been putting together flu kits to distribute to her employees.
The kits have a bottle of bleach, paper towels, gloves and masks.
"A lot of times, you know we take the grand kids and the great grand kids to go and visit mom and dad or grandma and grandpa, and they bring those little germs with them. And we would love to get in there and get those surfaces cleaned and protect our seniors from the flu," said Harrison.
Harrison said most of the seniors they care for have already received a flu shot this season, and her employees are offered a flu shot for free each year.
But she still feels the health kits are an important step to make sure everyone stays healthy in the process.
Out of the 30 employees working for Visiting Angels, Harrison said only one has come down with influenza so far, and that was one of the few who didn't get a flu shot.
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