Say Hey To Fall Safety And Senior Care Changes With Our Team in Royal Oak, MI And The Surrounding Area
Happy fall! While it’s certainly true that fall is one of the most beautiful times of year, it can also be dangerous if you aren’t prepared for it. Fallen leaves that aren’t raked up can become slick when it rains, you become more susceptible to illnesses, the weather might yo-yo between warm and cold temperatures or any number of things that can cause seniors harm.
Different seasons have different challenges and with that in mind, Comfort Keepers® Home Care has put together a shortlist of fall senior care tips for you and your senior loved ones:
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.
Avoid seasonal illnesses: The frequency and severity of illnesses increases as the weather gets colder, making avoiding illness imperative. Handwashing is one of the most effective ways to avoid becoming ill, especially if you or your loved one have been in public or are about to eat. Seniors who are able should also get the flu shot.
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.
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.
Why Choose Comfort Keepers® Home Care For Your Loved One?
Finding the right in home 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 senior 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 Royal Oak, MI, 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 (248) 236-5627. 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.