Learn About Fall Safety and How It Affects Your Loved One’s Senior Care in Herndon, VA
It’s that time of year again! Many wonderful things come along when the season changes and fall arrives. From baking pies and cookies to making hearty stews and soups with seasonal produce to watching the leaves change colors, there is something for everyone! However, there are also safety issues surrounding senior care that family members and caregivers should be aware of. Dirty chimneys can be a fire hazard, fallen leaves can become slippery when wet, and seasonal illnesses can be spread.
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With these things in mind, Comfort Keepers® Home Care has created a list of ways you can update your care routine to reflect the change of the season:
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.
Be aware of your back: Ensuring that you and your loved ones are protecting their back is a highly important part of fall safety. When raking leaves or shoveling snow, be sure not to overdo it! Stretch before you begin working and take breaks to avoid getting overtired.
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.
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.
How Does Comfort Keepers® Home Care Provide Fall Safety For Your Loved One?
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 Herdon, VA, and the surrounding area, our skilled, compassionate in home senior care team, or if you’d like to schedule your free in home consultation, please contact us online anytime or call us at (703) 424-9519. Our operators are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have and begin helping your loved one write the next chapter of their life story.