Find Out More About Fall Safety And How It Affects Senior Care in Wallingford, CT And The Surrounding Area
With the days getting shorter and the weather becoming colder, many people begin to think about the upcoming holiday season. While the holidays are exciting, they aren’t the only thing you should be considering this fall. Senior care, and the needs of seniors, changes with the seasons. For example, depending on how your loved one eats, they may change up their diet this season in order to incorporate the delicious and nutritious fall fruits and veggies.
It can be hard to remember everything that you need to do in order to get ready for the chilly weather so, with that in mind, Comfort Keepers® Home Care has put together a shortlist of fall senior safety tips for you and your senior loved ones:
Check the furnace/fireplace: Before you turn up the heat, be sure that your furnace or fireplace clean and safe to use. Be sure the chimneys are clear of nests or blockages and consider having a chimney cap installed to prevent future blockages.
Get plenty of sleep: Did you know that being certain you and your loved ones are getting enough rest is an important part of fall senior care? Ensuring that you get enough sleep can help you avoid becoming ill and helps with alertness while driving in dangerous conditions.
Drive safely: This includes both vehicle maintenance as well as following the rules of the road. Have fluids checked, tired rotated and filled if necessary, and that your headlights and taillights are in good condition. Exercise caution if there are leaves or snow on the roads.
Prepare for ice and snow: Part of cold weather senior safety that cannot be overlooked is snow and ice preparation. If you live in a colder area be sure that ice for walkways, car brushes, and shovels are easily accessible.
How Choosing In Home Care With Comfort Keepers® Home Care Can Benefit Your Senior.
There are plenty of reasons to choose in home senior care from a Comfort Keepers® Home Care team member. All of our caregivers are not only trained to provide the best possible home care for your loved one, but they can help to identify any safety issues in or around the home. From the seasonal safety concerns to everyday concerns, such as loose wires or slippery surfaces. Our goal is to ensure that your loved one is able to live safely, securely, and most importantly, as independently as possible in their own home rather than “a home”.
If you’d like to learn more about Comfort Keepers® Home Care serving Wallingford, CT, and the surrounding areas, our full list of senior care services, or if you’d like to learn more fall safety tips for seniors, please contact us online anytime or call us at (203) 457-3159. Our agents are available 24/7 to answer your questions and schedule your free in home consultation.