What Changes Should You Make To Your Senior Care To Help Your Loved One Stay Safe this fall in Springfield, PA 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 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.
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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:
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.
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 care? Ensuring that you get enough sleep can help you avoid becoming ill and helps with alertness while driving in dangerous conditions.
Dress for the weather: Depending on where you live, the weather can vary wildly during the fall. Start getting ready for the colder weather by bringing out sweaters, jackets, and nonslip boots, but be sure not to completely pack away warmer weather clothing. You might also consider layering for days with chilly mornings and warm afternoons.
How Can A Comfort Keepers® Home Care Team Member Make A Difference For Your Senior?
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 Springfield, PA, and the surrounding area, our incredible, kind-hearted in home senior care providers, or if you’re ready to schedule your free care consultation, please contact us online anytime or call us at (610) 563-2968. 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.