During cold weather, elderly adults are likely to experience hypothermia and cold-related illnesses.
They are also at risk of falling when walking on icy walkways and stairways. And because winter season can be a difficult time for seniors, we must be aware of simple ways that will help keep our loved ones stay safe and warm during the cold months.
Online Athens offers some tips on how to ensure that seniors stay warm and avoid falls.
– Keep the thermostat at 65 degrees or higher.
– Check and clean the furnaces and fireplaces.
– Add an extra blanket to the bed.
– Ensure that your senior loved ones are dressed in layers of loose fitting clothing.