How Should You Adapt Your Senior Care To The Changing Seasons in Westerville, OH And The Surrounding Area?
Fall has arrived and with it come so many things to look forward to, passing out candy on Halloween for trick or treaters, baking pies and cookies for loved ones, and relief from the heat of summer to name a few. With these exciting changes, however, come senior care safety issues. Things like falling leaves can clutter walkways and cause seniors to slip and get hurt, or improperly cleaned chimneys can cause carbon monoxide to build up or a fire hazard.
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With these fall safety issues in mind, Comfort Keepers® Home Care has put together a list of simple ways you can help prepare yourself and your loved one for the chilly weather:
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: Did you know that being certain you and your loved ones are getting enough rest is an important part of fall senior safety? Ensuring that you get enough sleep can help you avoid becoming ill and helps with alertness while driving in dangerous conditions.
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.
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.
What Can Comfort Keepers® Home Care Do For You?
There are many wonderful reasons to invite a Comfort Keepers® Home Care team member into your home. Our caregivers are compassionate individuals who want to see the seniors they care for thrive and do all of the things that they love. Whether that means visiting friends at the local senior center, reading a new novel, or simply sharing their stories, their caregiver will support them. Our caregivers also specialize in ensuring that the homes of seniors they care for a safe and secure, allowing seniors to be as independent as possible.
If you’d like to learn more about Comfort Keepers® Home Care serving Westerville, OH, and the surrounding areas, our wonderful, compassionate care team, or if you’d like to learn more fall senior care safety tips, please contact us online anytime or call us at (614) 699-6786. Our agents are available 24/7 to answer your questions and schedule your free in home consultation.