Learn How To Safeguard Your Loved One And Adapt Their Senior Care To Prepare For The Changing Season in Cumberland, MD And The Surrounding Area
With fall arriving there are many things to look forward to, from the leaves changing to the chill in the air to picking pumpkins and apples. However, as much as there is to enjoy, there are safety tips that we should all remember.
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Changing your senior care routine to reflect the season can be easy, maybe your loved one will change their diet to incorporate more seasonal fruits and veggies or perhaps you help make sure your loved one has easy access to salt in case of an early snowstorm. In order to help you get started, Comfort Keepers® Home Care has put together a few seasonal senior safety tips:
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. You will also want to be sure that all of your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working!
Prepare for ice and snow: Part of cold weather senior care 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.
Be aware of your back: When raking leaves or shoveling snow, be sure not to overdo it! Stretch before you begin working and take breaks to avoid getting overtired.
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 care and safety.
How Choosing Support With Comfort Keepers® Home Care Can Benefit Your Senior
There are many wonderful reasons to invite a Comfort Keepers® Home Care team member into your home. Our caregivers are compassionate individuals who want to see the seniors they care for thrive and do all of the things that they love. Whether that means visiting friends at the local senior center, reading a new novel, or simply sharing their stories, their caregiver will support them. Our caregivers also specialize in ensuring that the homes of seniors they care for a safe and secure, allowing seniors to be as independent as possible.
If you’d like to learn more about Comfort Keepers® Home Care serving Cumberland, MD, and the surrounding areas, our wonderful, compassionate care team, or if you’d like to learn more fall senior care safety tips, please contact us online anytime or call us at (240) 242-5966. Our agents are available 24/7 to answer your questions and schedule your free in home consultation.