Keep yourself away from Ticks and Assisted Living in Phoenix, AZ

04 Jul 2018

There has been an increase in the news about Lyme disease and the dangers of ticks which can be attributed to increase in the number of ticks (as per researchers), while others say it is actually because the medical community is getting better at diagnosing the disease. An example of a virus in this regard is Powassan which is transmitted from ticks to humans with the most common symptoms being fever, headache, seizures, memory loss, and vomiting.

As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Powassan can even lead to long-term neurological problems and there have been 100 cases of Powassan in the past decade.

If you are on the lookout for an assisted living facility in the Phoenix region in Arizona, you can approach the acclaimed Anthem Senior Living which consists of some of the most compassionate caregivers. It is an award-winning assisted living Anthem facility in the region. Our senior friendly services include medical doctor on staff, registered nurse on staff, awake staff at night, weekly massage therapy, weekly hair and nail services, weekly Bingo and Fresh flower shop, 24 hour assistance provided by certified care giving staff, trained and experience in all levels of care, three delicious home-cooked meals prepared fresh daily, daily stretching classes, daily housekeeping and laundry services, quarterly care plan prepared by facility RN, flexible visiting hours, complete medication management and administration, so on and so forth.

Ticks mainly lurk on plants, grasses, trees and shrubs and waiting for the scent of carbon dioxide exhaled by passing animals. There has also been an explosion in the deer population as ticks are known to “hitchhike” on deer. Ticks can also be found in bird feathers and in the fur of other wild animals that pass through your yard.

Ways to Prevent being Bitten by a Tick:

  1. When going outside, wear long sleeves and long pants.
  2. Do check your clothing, body and hair after coming indoors, especially if you’ve been in a wooded or grassy area.
  • Avoid walking in or near wooded areas and places where you may brush up against shrubs and tall grass, especially during peak tick season which lasts April through September.
  1. After coming indoors from working in the yard or garden, make sure to shower and wash your hair immediately.
  2. Put insect repellant and reapply as per the directions on the bottle or can.

A few of the symptoms of Tick Bites include:

While most tick bites don’t lead to serious complications, it’s important to know the symptoms just in case. The most common symptoms include:

  1. Itching
  2. Burning
  • Redness
  1. Red spot
  2. Localized pain (not as common)

People who are allergic or sensitive to tick bites might experience the following as well:

  1. Shortness of breath
  2. Stiff neck
  • Swelling
  1. Numbness

It is better that you call your primary care physician for advice, if you are in doubt about whether you’ve been bitten. It’s better to be safe than to wait until a more serious tick-related illness develops.

Put your loved one in Anthem Senior Living in Phoenix, AZ and see for yourself the benefits that they gain.


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