How Should You Adapt Your Senior Care To The Changing Season in Cape Girardeau, MO?
Happy fall! While it’s 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:
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.
Test and replace alarm batteries: This is more than just a senior 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.
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.
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.
How Does Comfort Keepers® Home Care Provide Fall Safety For Your Loved One?
Choosing the right home senior care company for your loved one can be a challenge, but luckily, Comfort Keepers® Home Care is here to help! Our caregiver's compassion is only matched by their ability to brighten the lives of the seniors they care for. We ensure that all of our home health aides are trained in our unique care philosophy called Interactive Caregiving. This means that your loved one will be cared for mentally, physically, and socially. We want your senior to experience everything that they love while enjoying their golden years in their own home rather than “the home”.
If you’d like to learn more about Comfort Keepers® Home Care serving Cape Girardeau, MO, and the surrounding areas, our kind, and compassionate caregiving team, or if you’re ready to schedule your free in home consultation, please contact us online anytime or call us at (573) 208-4188. Our operators are available 24/7 to answer your questions and begin helping your loved one write the next chapter of their story.