Staying Safe and Warm This Season
The holiday season is among the most beloved times of the year. It also marks the beginning of the year’s coldest months. Many of us usually associate wintertime with great memories such as family gatherings and celebrations, but this time of year can also cause concern. According to the CDC, seniors are more susceptible to health problems related to cold weather. Given Atlanta’s cooler temperatures throughout the winter, our in-home care specialists have provided some insights for staying safe and healthy this season.
Winter Safety Recommendations for Senior Adults
Regulating body temperature is essential for senior adults during the winter. One of the best recommendations is to dress warmly. With the holiday season upon us, this is a perfect chance to gift your loved one with warm clothes and blankets. Additionally, consider optimizing their home to retain heat. One way to keep the house warm is to have energy-efficient windows and doors. We also recommend having a thermostat that is easy to use. In the case of those who have a cognitive impairment, a smart thermostat that can function on a schedule may be a great solution.
A healthy diet is important year-round. Make a point to help your senior loved one eat well so they can maintain a healthy weight. You may find that bringing meals over for them will be helpful. Eating well is crucial for senior adults who may struggle with being underweight, which can directly impact body temperature. When planning meals, consider including nutrients that may be hard to get during the winter, such as vitamin D.
Although we know the holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year, it is important for families to make it a priority to visit their senior loved ones. Stopping by their home is an opportunity to assist and provide social interaction. Due to busy schedules, distance, or other factors, this may not always be possible for families. This may be the time to consider in-home care from Trinity Life at Home, serving Atlanta and its surrounding areas.
Make a plan to care for your loved one by making a supply kit for emergencies, adding a carbon monoxide detector, or weatherproofing their home.
In-Home Care Support
As an in-home care provider serving the Atlanta area, we want to provide solutions for individuals in need of care. Our services allow our clients to remain as independent as possible in their own homes and strive to provide peace-of-mind to families.
We offer support for…
- Daily Living Assistance
- In-Home Memory Care
- Private Duty Skilled Nursing
- Post-Op Recovery Care
- And More
To learn more about our in-home care services, please fill out the contact form on our website or give us a call at 678-731-0831. You can also follow us on Facebook to learn more about Trinity Life at Home.
“Very pleased with the help and care provided to our loved one. They’ve gone above and beyond in taking care of our loved one’s needs.”
— Joyce W.