How You Should Adapt Your Senior Care To The Changing Season in Milwaukee, WI And The Surrounding Area
For many of us, the changing seasons are a wonderful time of year, with many things to look forward to from the upcoming holidays to the chilly weather. However, the changing seasons can be particularly challenging for seniors, making it especially important that caregivers understand the basics of fall senior care.
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Here are a few fall senior safety tips that you can use to get started making sure you and your loved ones are prepared for the changing seasons:
Check the furnace/fireplace: Before you turn up the heat, be sure that your furnace or fireplace clean and safe to use. Be sure the chimneys are clear of nests or blockages and consider having a chimney cap installed to prevent future blockages.
Get plenty of sleep: Did you know that being certain you and your loved ones are getting enough rest is an important part of fall senior care? Ensuring that you get enough sleep can help you avoid becoming ill and helps with alertness while driving in dangerous conditions.
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.
Prepare for ice and snow: Part of cold weather safety 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.
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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.
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