As an elderly caregiver, I make it my special goal to do anything and everything to prevent my clients and loved ones from the risks of any diseases that can and will affect their everyday existence. If I could make the entire world well, please note that I certainly would try!
It is difficult to prevent an elder from getting chickenpox if they have never had it nor have been vaccinated for it. If they get chickenpox at an older age, it is extremely dangerous anyway, but adding to the fact that they could get something as bad as Acute Cerebellar Ataxia makes things even more complicated.
One of the best ways to keep a client healthy is to ensure that they get good sleep, eat well, and drink plenty of good fluids and exercise. It is also wise to encourage them to make good life choices like giving up smoking if they smoke and keep alcoholic beverages to a minimum.
By being an activist in their life, you are completely displaying to them that you wholeheartedly believe that With Age Comes Respect. The more you know, the more you do and the more you support your clients, the more they will believe in you and the methods you preach!