Phoenix Home Care & Hospice specializes in in-home care and home health services. One thing we do is care for elderly clients in their homes so they can heal in the best possible environment. Today’s blog from Phoenix Home Care describes some winter tips for seniors stuck at home.
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Perform Home Maintenance Ahead of Time
Regular home maintenance is an excellent way to prepare for winter weather because it puts you in the mindset of checking up on your senior loved one. Make sure all windows are sealed, check on the furnace, and get out any winter blankets and coats. The staff at Phoenix Home Care can help with small tasks around the house during chilly weather.
Prepare for Slippery Weather Before It Happens
Slippery conditions can happen at any time when the temperature dips below the freezing mark. Prepare for these conditions by having salt on hand for sidewalks. Inspect walkers and canes for worn rubber to ensure they have the best grip possible. When people come indoors, please make sure to shake off any snow on the front porch or on a floor mat that can collect melted water. Nurses and home care workers at Phoenix Home Care will take extra precautions when there is snow or ice on the ground.
Keep Supplies on Hand
Power outages can occur due to high winds and ice on power lines. Prepare for this ahead of time. Buy extra non-perishable groceries, such as canned goods, in case of an extended power outage. Blankets are a must, as well as flashlights and electric lanterns. Battery-powered space heaters are also a good idea, as well as plenty of batteries. Try to avoid gas-powered space heaters as they can cause fires and safety hazards.
Check on Seniors Regularly
Ask a caregiver or loved one to check up on your senior family member regularly during the winter months. Winter can become lonely because of cold weather, less sunlight, and busy schedules for friends and family. Phoenix Home Care and Hospice can perform visits to the home as often as needed.
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In-Home Care by Phoenix Home Care
Phoenix Home Care & Hospice specializes in caring for clients at home, where we believe the best healing takes place. If you or a loved one needs some extra medical attention while living at home in the winter months, think about in-home services from our team. Contact Phoenix Home Care or call toll-free 1-888-830-2388 for more information.