North Carolina senior facilities are taking precautions as state flu deaths pass 200, according to an article on the WNCT9 website.
Twenty-six of the flu victims who died were 65 and older and five of those deaths were between 50 and 64.
The staff at Spring Arbor Living Facility in Greenville make sure residents have enough hand sanitizer and disinfecting spray to prevent residents from catching the flu.
“We always have a flu clinic at the beginning of the flu season every year,” said Hanley. “We do patient teaching with hand washing, good infection control measures, a lot of tissue, hand sanitizer and making sure patients keep things out of their pockets,” Carol Hanley, resident care director.