During the winter season, you can expect cool temperatures and unfortunately, slippery walkways. Slippery walkways mean more chances of falls, especially for seniors or people with disabilities.
If you are providing elderly care to a loved one at home, you must take extra precautions to ensure their health and safety during the winter season.
Here are some tips to ensure their safety during the winter season:
- Take Care When Walking in Risky Locations
Always check to see if the ground is slippery before allowing your elderly loved one to walk through. This is to prevent them from slipping and causing unwanted injuries.
- Clear Their Walks
Make sure that their walkway is clear of clutter. If they need assistance when walking through narrow or crowded walkways, have a stable hold on them and walk with them carefully.
- Ask Their Physician to Assess Their Risk of Falling
Regular visits to the doctor can be beneficial for your loved one. Should certain factors put your loved one at a higher risk, like poor vision or mobility issues, discuss with your physician a preventive action plan.
These are just some of the ways you can help your loved one get through the winter season and prevent the risk of falls.
Do you need extra help in caring for your loved one?
Royalty and Blessings Home Care, LLC provides a wide range of home care services in Hampton, Virginia. We have caregivers who are experienced in carrying out non-medical services to seniors and people with disabilities.
One of the services we provide is respite care in Virginia, should you need assistance in caring for your loved one while you run an errand or take a much-needed rest.