Say Hello To Fall Safety With Your Senior Care Experts in Alexandria, VA and the Surrounding Area
There is a lot to love about the changing of the seasons, the leaves changing colors, the cooler weather, or the upcoming holidays to name a few, but we can’t forget about safety. There are a number of senior care safety issues that come with the colder weather that both caregivers and their seniors should be aware of.
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Here is a list to help you get started identifying what safety issues you should address:
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.
Test and replace alarm batteries: This is more than just a senior care 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: 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.
How Can A Comfort Keepers® Home Care Team Member Make A Difference?
There are many benefits to choosing a caregiver from the Comfort Keepers® Home Care team member to care for yourself or your loved one. Our caregivers can help identify safety issues around the home that come with the change of the seasons, as well as provide companionship, nutritious meal preparation, transportation services, and so much more. We’d love to begin providing you or your loved one with our exceptional senior care services today!
If you’d like to learn more about Comfort Keepers® Home Care serving Alexandria, VA, and the surrounding area, our full list of options, or if you’d like to learn more fall safety tips, don’t hesitate to contact us online anytime or call us at (855) 335-3155. Our operators are available 24/7 to answer any questions you have and schedule your free care consultation.