Senior Care And Safety Changes With The Seasons in Fairfax, VA, And The Surrounding Area
Autumn is here again and with the change of the season comes a change in senior care. Things that you had to be aware of during the hot summer months, like overheating and dehydration, make way for potential back strain form raking leaves or slick, rain covered roads and walkways. You may also find that it makes sense to change up the meals you or your loved one make in order to incorporate more seasonal foods, such as brussels sprouts or squash.
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At Comfort Keepers® Home Care, we want to encourage seniors and their caregivers to prepare earlier, rather than later for the changing season. This is why we’ve put together a few ideas to help you get started:
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 of fall safety and 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.
Be cautious with candles: With the colder weather coming you may feel like burning candles to cozy up your home, however, don’t forget that candles can be dangerous. Always be sure to put out any candles if you’re leaving your home or going to bed and keep them well away from where a pet may knock them down.
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.
Why Choose Care With Comfort Keepers?
There are plenty of reasons to choose in home senior care from a Comfort Keepers® Home Care team member. All of our caregivers are not only trained to provide the best possible home care for your loved one, but they can help to identify any safety issues in or around the home. From the seasonal safety concerns to everyday concerns, such as loose wires or slippery surfaces. Our goal is to ensure that your loved one is able to live safely, securely, and most importantly, as independently as possible in their own home rather than “a home”.
If you’d like to learn more about Comfort Keepers® Home Care serving Fairfax, VA, and the surrounding areas, our full list of senior care services, or if you’d like to learn more fall safety tips for seniors, please contact us online anytime or call us at (703) 520-2189. Our agents are available 24/7 to answer your questions and schedule your free in home consultation.