Senior Care And Safety Changes With The Seasons in Madison, CT
Fall is a beautiful season that comes with many things to look forward to, from the crisp chilly air to the upcoming holidays, to baking cookies or pies, there is something for everyone. It is important, however, not to forget that the changing season means changing priorities in senior care. While heat exhaustion is a major concern for the summer, checking for dirty fireplaces or unsafe furnaces becomes highly important as the weather gets colder.
With this in mind, Comfort Keepers® Home Care has created a list of ideas you can use as inspiration and motivation to get ready for the chilly weather coming soon:
Dress for the weather: Depending on where you live, the weather can vary wildly during the fall. Start getting ready for the colder weather by bringing out sweaters, jackets, and nonslip boots, but be sure not to completely pack away warmer weather clothing. You might also consider layering for days with chilly mornings and warm afternoons.
Clean the leaves: While it is true that the colorful leaves that come with the change of the season are beautiful, they are also a potential safety hazard. Leaves can be slippery while wet and piles of leaves can obscure potentially dangerous obstacles, making ensuring that you or your loved one have clean gutters and walkways is a crucial part of autumn senior safety.
Test and replace alarm batteries: This is more than just a senior care safety tip, as everyone, young or old, should test and replace smoke and carbon monoxide alarm batteries every 6 months. Many people use Daylight Savings Time as a reminder.
Fireplace safety: If you live in an area that gets colder earlier, you may want to use your fireplace rather than your furnace, but don’t forget to play it safe. If you have a wood-burning fireplace remember to only burn firewood (or starter logs) in it and be sure to have your chimney checked and cleaned if need be.
Why Choose Comfort Keepers® Home Care For Your Loved One?
Why should you invite an in home senior care provider from Comfort Keepers® Home Care into your home? Well, because our caregivers are the best around! We train each of our caregivers to proactive our unique philosophy called Interactive Caregiving, which is the idea that seniors are happiest when they are supported physically, mentally, and socially. Our goal is to provide as much or little support as your loved one requires in order to live safely and independently in their own homes, rather than “the home”.
If you’d like to learn more about Comfort Keepers® Home Care serving Madison, CT, and the surrounding areas, our compassionate caregiving team, or if you’d like to learn more about fall safety, please contact us online anytime or call us at (203) 493-7564. Our agents are available 24/7 to answer your questions and set up your free in home consultation.