Senior Care And Safety Changes With The Seasons in Virginia Beach, VA, And The Surrounding Area
Hello fall! There are many reasons to love the season, from baking pies and cookies for loved ones to the break from the summer heat to the upcoming holidays, but what does it mean for senior care? What should you be watching out for to help keep your loved one safe? Well, one example is the falling leaves. While they are beautiful, they also clutter walkways and can become slippery when wet causing seniors to fall and get hurt. Even raking leaves can cause injury if seniors don’t stretch properly or take breaks.
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Keeping this in mind, Comfort Keepers® Home Care has put together a short list of ways you can change up your senior care routine to prepare for the changing seasons:
Buy seasonal produce: 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.
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 senior care and safety.
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.
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.
What Can An In Home Caregiver From Comfort Keepers® Home Care Do For Your Loved One?
When you’re searching for the right in home senior care, it can be a challenge to find a service that works for yourself and your loved one. This is where Comfort Keepers® Home Care can help! We understand that no two seniors are exactly the same, which is why we offer flexible care plans. You and your loved one can choose as much or little support as they need, from help with light housekeeping to providing transportation to dementia or Alzheimer’s care. Our goal is to provide seniors with the support they need in order to live happily, safely, and independently in their own homes.
If you’d like to learn more about Comfort Keepers® Home Care serving Virginia Beach, VA, and the surrounding areas, our full list of senior care services, or if you’d like to schedule your free in home consultation, please contact us online anytime or call us at (757) 204-1108. Our operators are available 24/7 to answer your questions and begin making your loved one’s golden years shine even brighter.