What Changes Should You Make To Your Senior Care To Help Your Loved One Stay Safe? Find Out With Comfort Keepers® Home Care Serving Boise, ID And The Surrounding Area.
Senior care, much like produce, changes seasonally. While ensuring your senior loved one is not overheating is one of the most important parts of summer care, it would be a little silly following that rule as the weather becomes colder. Fall comes with plenty of things to enjoy, such as the upcoming holidays, but that doesn’t mean we should forget safety!
At Comfort Keepers® Home Care we want to be sure you and your loved ones are ready for the senior care challenges that come with the changing seasons. This is why we’ve put together a short list to help you get started:
Prepare for ice and snow: If you live in a colder area be sure that ice for walkways, car brushes, and shovels are easily accessible.
Buy seasonal produce: An important part of senior care is ensuring that your loved ones are eating a healthy, varied diet. Luckily, there are so many healthy, and delicious fruits and vegetables that are coming into season! Adding produce such as beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, sweet potato, pumpkin, apples, cranberries, eggplant, and kale to your senior’s diet can help manage diabetes, contribute to heart health, and promote a healthy immune system.
Get plenty of sleep: Ensuring that you get enough sleep can help you avoid becoming ill and helps with alertness while driving in dangerous conditions.
Be aware of your back: Ensuring that you and your loved ones are protecting their back is a highly important part or fall safety. When raking leaves or shoveling snow, be sure not to overdo it! Stretch before you begin working and take breaks to avoid getting overtired.
How Choosing A Comfort Keepers® Home Care Team Member Can Help Your Loved One
Finding the right in home senior care provider can be a challenge, which is where Comfort Keepers® Home Care can help! Our caregivers have a passion for providing the best possible care for the seniors they care for. Each is trained in our unique approach to care called Interactive Caregiving, which is the idea that seniors are happiest when supported physically, mentally, and socially. Caregivers work together with their seniors in order to plan meals, social activities, and if allowed by physicians, light exercises, that the senior can look forward to and enjoy.
If you’d like to learn more about Comfort Keepers® Home Care serving Boise, ID, and the surrounding areas, our full list of senior care services, or if you’re ready to schedule your free in home consultation, please contact us online anytime or call us at (208) 357-4595. Our agents are available 24/7 to answer your questions and begin helping you or your loved ones make your golden years shine even brighter.