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Home Care Professionals Offer 3 Winter Safety Tips for Seniors February 21, 2018

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Home Care Professionals Offer 3 Winter Safety Tips for Seniors, Wayne, New Jersey

The appearance of ice, snow, and rain during the winter months means performing everyday tasks requires a bit more caution. This is particularly true for seniors, who need to be careful of slipping and falling, among other risks. Fortunately, home care professionals say there are a few tips you can use to stay safe.

3 Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

1. Wear Shoes With Traction 

Recovering from a fall is more difficult for seniors. To avoid slips, don footwear that has good traction, like running or walking shoes. In snowy or icy conditions, wear snow boots that are specifically designed for extra grip. Ones with good traction will have deep rubber treads that go in different directions. Ankle support is also crucial during the winter season. Neoprene sleeves and wraps can be worn underneath your socks and offer stability and unconstricted movement.

2. Wear the Proper Clothing

home careHome care professionals recommend sticking to insulated and water-resistant jackets, socks, and pants to stay warm during the winter, even when the sun is out. Although you may associate hypothermia with below-freezing temperatures, it also occurs when the mercury is above 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Items that wick away moisture will ensure you don’t get sick, even if you are exposed to light rain or are sweating while you’re outside. 

3. Prepare for Electrical Outages

Electrical outages are common during the winter, so be prepared with a supply of water, canned food, and battery-powered lights and a radio. If you need access to specific medications, always keep a one-week supply in an emergency kit. Include a booklet that lists your current doctors, caregivers, and the nearest family members and friends. 

 

Visiting Angels in Wayne, NJ, is the premier home care provider for seniors in the area. The team offers a wide range of elder care services, including dementia care and light housekeeping. Their personalized caregiver matching process ensures you work with the professional who is right for you. Visit their website or give them a call at (973) 839-3761 to learn more.

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