Commonwealth Community Care

A clinical affiliate of Commonwealth Care Alliance

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Health & Independence

Flu Prevention and Treatment

The flu is a serious contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. On average, every year in the United States between 5% and 20% of the population develops the flu, leading to 200,000 hospitalizations for related complications. Deaths related to flu complications vary from year to year, but range from 3,000 to 49,000 people. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year.


Nutrition Tips from the NP

Nutrition deserves particular attention for people with disabilities because it can help prevent some diseases and manage others. We offer a number of money-saving tips.


Keep Rolling with Good Wheelchair Maintenance Practices

A well-maintained set of wheels is critical to staying mobile and active. Our maintenance tips can help you avoid breakdowns and keep your equipment running smoothly.