Find Out More About Fall Safety And How It Affects Senior Care in Durham, NC And The Surrounding Area
Fall has arrived and along with it come many things to enjoy, colorful leaves, relief from the heat of summer, or the upcoming holidays to name a few. As exciting as the change of the season is, there are also many senior care safety tips to be aware of. For example, as beautiful as the falling leaves are, they can also present a danger to seniors, especially when wet from the rain.
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With this in mind, Comfort Keepers® Home Care has put together a list of ways you can help prepare your senior loved one, and yourself, for the rainy season and chilly weather. This include but is not limited to:
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Can An In Home Caregiver From Comfort Keepers® Home Care Do For Your Loved One?
At Comfort Keepers® Home Care, we understand that finding that right in home senior care for your loved one can be a challenge. That’s why we’re committed to providing the most compassionate care possible. Each of our caregivers is dedicated to providing as much support as your senior needs, without making them feel as though they are a burden. We want your loved one to experience all the things that they love and live with independence and dignity in their own home, rather than in “the home”.
If you’d like to learn more about Comfort Keepers® Home Care serving Durham, NC, and the surrounding area, how our kind, compassionate caregivers can provide the best possible in home senior care for your loved one, or if you’d like to schedule your free in home consultation, please contact us online anytime or call us at (919) 504-2473. Our operators are available round the clock to answer your questions and begin helping your senior write the next chapter of their life story.