Helping Your Elderly Loved One Handle Allergy Season

In-Home Care in Lambertville NJ

Unfortunately, allergy season is upon us. If you are caring for your elderly loved one and they experience allergy symptoms in spring, you’ll want to take steps to help them deal with it. There are numerous tips that can help you to do this.

Going to Doctor’s Appointments

If your elderly loved one experiences moderate to severe allergy symptoms each spring, you or an in-home care provider should take them to their doctor’s office before spring fully sets in. The sooner you can get them in for this allergy assessment appointment, the more under control their symptoms can be as soon as spring begins and throughout the season, too. The doctor can prescribe medications and/or recommend lifestyle changes that reduce allergy symptoms. You and home care providers can remind your elderly loved one to follow all the doctor’s orders.

Taking Medications

In-Home Care in Lambertville NJ
In-Home Care in Lambertville NJ

If your elderly loved one’s doctor did prescribe medications, an in-home care provider can take your loved one to the pharmacy to pick up their prescriptions. If your elderly loved one is like many other senior citizens, they are likely going to forget to take their medications which will only make their allergy symptoms worse. It might be necessary to remind your elderly loved one to take their medications. These medications might consist of nasal sprays or oral medications.

If your elderly loved one happens to have severe allergy symptoms that affect their breathing, be sure you take them to the emergency room immediately. There are other medications that can be given to reduce these symptoms.

Improved Air Quality

Do you know if your elderly loved one’s home aggravates their allergy symptoms? This might be the case if they have animals, a lot of dust building up in the home, or a lot of dirt is dragged into their house. Sometimes, it is a matter of humidity levels that cause allergy symptoms to worsen, as well. No matter what the case might be, you can help your elderly loved one to feel better by improving the air quality in their home. The first way to do this is by getting an air purifier, or two, and placing it in a central area of the home. The best places for the air purifier are likely going to be your elderly loved one’s bedroom, kitchen, or the living room.


Does your elderly loved one experience moderate to severe allergy symptoms at the end of winter and beginning of spring? Do their symptoms tend to get worse as spring moves forward? If either of these answers is yes, you should start implementing the tips above with the help of in-home care providers. By doing so, you can, hopefully, help your elderly loved one to have less severe allergy symptoms this season.

If, at any point in time, your elderly loved one has severe allergy symptoms, be sure to take them to the emergency room immediately.


If you are considering in-home care in Lambertville, NJ, for an elderly loved one, call the caring staff at Comfort Keepers of Flemington at (908) 806-2220.

Published by Marc S. Jeffries

The mission of Comfort Keepers® is to deliver the highest quality of in-home care services and senior care assistance that enables seniors and other adults to enjoy the highest level of independence and quality of life achievable. We understand that no two clients are alike. Every client has unique requirements that need to be met in order to continue to live safely at home. Home care services provided by Comfort Keepers® are tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients. We provide our clients with the highest quality of life achievable through personalized planning and Interactive Caregiving™, with our caregivers striving to make a difference in our clients' lives. We treat each of our clients with respect, dignity, compassion, and care they deserve, as if they were a member of our own family. For more information on the home care services we provide, or to learn the many ways Comfort Keepers® of Flemington, NJ can help your senior loved ones remain in the comfort of their own home, contact us at (908) 806-2220 or Toll Free at (877) 806-2220. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. We will be able to provide answers to your specific questions as well as schedule a complementary in-home visit so you can meet with a Client Care Coordinator. This visit is the first step in developing a mutual sense of trust and respect that will yield professional, compassionate home care and peace of mind not only for the actual client, but also the extended circle of family and friends. It would be an honor to show you the Comfort Keepers® way.

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