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Proper Hand Washing: The Easiest Route to Healthier Living

Many of us go to great lengths to stay healthy and avoid illness and infections. However, many people neglect the easiest way to limit the transfer of bacteria and viruses and it’s practically free—proper hand washing.   As you touch door handles, shake hands, and touch grocery carts, germs come in contact with your hands. These germs are easily spread to your eyes, nose, mouth, and to other people. When should you wash your hands? Think before and after. Before preparing or eating food, putting contact lenses in or out, or putting your fingers in your mouth or eyes   After using the restroom, blowing your nose, shaking hands, coughing or sneezing into your hands, handling trash, or touching hand rails and other items in a public place   How should you wash your hands? Proper hand-washing involves several steps: Wet your hands before applying soap. Apply soap and lather well. Regular soap is fine. Antibacterial soap isn’t any more effective than regular soap and the FDA finds that use of these products leads to drug-resistant bacteria. Rub hands together for 20 seconds. Here’s a tip: Sing Happy Birthday in your head two times! Use a towel or your elbow to turn off the faucet. Don’t run the risk of contaminating your clean hands. Also, avoid using your clean hands to open the door of a public bathroom when you exit. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. It should contain 60% alcohol. It’s a good idea to keep a small bottle in your car, desk, and purse. Make regular and proper hand washing a habit. It’s been said that it can take 30 days to form a new habit, so be intentional about hand washing until it becomes second nature. Follow these healthy practices, not just during cold and flu season, but all year long.…
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Exceptional Senior Living offers seniors the ability to maintain their independence and receive assistance with daily activities. Our beautifully landscaped grounds and comfortably refined atmosphere make Exceptional Senior Living the place seniors want to call home.

At Exceptional Senior Living, it's all about possibilities. Our residents are encouraged to savor each day by taking part in a variety of daily activities. With services that range from a salon and spa to a movie theatre, large courtyard, and putting green, there is always an amenity to enjoy.

Our fine dining team specializes in home-style favorites and provides a personalized restaurant-style dining experience for each person served. With our maintenance-free lifestyle, you can kick back and enjoy our library, fitness studio, and take a trip to the Exceptional Senior Living bistro for an afternoon snack.

With 24-hour personalized care, our well-trained staff provide discreet assistance in activities such as grooming, bathing, dressing and medication management.

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