What Changes Should You Make To Your Senior Care To Help Your Loved One Stay Safe This Autumn in Grand Forks, ND and the Surrounding Area?
It’s fall again and with the change of the season, comes changes to the ways you provide care for your senior loved ones. As beautiful as fall is, it can also present senior care safety issues. For example, falling leaves that can clutter walkways become slippery when wet and may potentially cause your loved one to slip. Even clearing the leaves can be dangerous for seniors if they don’t take regular breaks and stretch.
With this in mind, Comfort Keepers® Home Care has created a short list of ways you can help prepare your senior for the safety issues that come with the chilly weather:
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.
Be aware of your back: Ensuring that you and your loved ones are protecting their back is a highly important part or fall senior care. When raking leaves or shoveling snow, be sure not to overdo it! Stretch before you begin working and take breaks to avoid getting overtired.
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.
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 safety.
Why Choose Comfort Keepers® Home Care For Your Loved One?
Why should you invite an in home senior care provider from Comfort Keepers® Home Care into your home? Well, because our caregivers are the best around! We train each of our caregivers to proactive our unique philosophy called Interactive Caregiving, which is the idea that seniors are happiest when they are supported physically, mentally, and socially. Our goal is to provide as much or little support as your loved one requires in order to live safely and independently in their own homes, rather than “the home”.
If you’d like to learn more about Comfort Keepers® Home Care serving Grand Forks, ND, and the surrounding area, our incredible, kind-hearted in home senior care providers, or if you’re ready to schedule your free in home consultation, please contact us online anytime or call us at (701) 335-8769. Our agents are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have and begin helping your loved one write the next chapter in their life story.