What Changes Should You Make To Your Senior Care To Help Your Loved One Stay Safe in Olympia, WA?
Senior care, much like produce, changes seasonally. While ensuring your senior loved one is not overheating is one of the most important parts of summer care, it would be a little silly following that rule as the weather becomes colder. Fall comes with plenty of things to enjoy, such as the upcoming holidays, but that doesn’t mean we should forget safety!
At Comfort Keepers® Home Care we want to be sure you and your loved ones are ready for the senior safety challenges that come with the changing seasons. This is why we’ve put together a short list to help you get started:
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.
Prepare for ice and snow: Part of cold weather senior care that cannot be overlooked is snow and ice preparation. If you live in a colder area be sure that ice for walkways, car brushes, and shovels are easily accessible.
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.
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.
How Choosing A Comfort Keepers® Home Care Team Member Can Help 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 Olympia, WA, and the surrounding areas, our full list of services, or if you’d like to learn more fall safety tips for seniors, please contact us online anytime or call us at (360) 226-2737. Our agents are available 24/7 to answer your questions and schedule your free in home consultation.