How Should You Adapt Your Senior Care To The Changing Season in Fargo, ND
Fall is a beautiful season that comes with many things to look forward to, from the crisp chilly air to the upcoming holidays, to baking cookies or pies, there is something for everyone. It is important, however, not to forget that the changing season means changing priorities in senior care. While heat exhaustion is a major concern for the summer, checking for dirty fireplaces or unsafe furnaces becomes highly important as the weather gets colder.
With this in mind, Comfort Keepers® Home Care has created a list of ideas you can use as inspiration and motivation to get ready for the chilly weather coming soon:
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.
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.
Prepare for ice and snow: Part of cold weather safety 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.
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.
How Can A Comfort Keepers® Home Care Team Member Make A Difference For Your Senior?
When you’re searching for the right in home senior care, it can be a challenge to find a service that works for yourself and your loved one. This is where Comfort Keepers® Home Care can help! We understand that no two seniors are exactly the same, which is why we offer flexible care plans. You and your loved one can choose as much or little support as they need, from help with light housekeeping to providing transportation to dementia or Alzheimer’s care. Our goal is to provide seniors with the support they need in order to live happily, safely, and independently in their own homes.
If you’d like to learn more about Comfort Keepers® Home Care serving Fargo, ND, 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 (701) 237-0004. Our operators are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.