Winter is almost here. It’s mid-November and the temperature is dropping. Ice, snow and cold temperatures can make life challenging for anyone. Slippery sidewalks and cold weather can cause a wide range of injuries and illnesses, especially for older people.

Caregivers and seniors alike need to be prepared and be winter-smart to avoid the risks of cold, ice, and electrical issues.

We suggest the following things to keep seniors winter-safe:

1. Taking extra care to prevent falls and slips

2. Preparing for outages and storms

3. Watching your heating appliances

4. Staying covered and warm

5. Fighting wintertime depression

5. Reminding seniors to consistently take their vitamins and supplements

We hope these winter safety tips help you and your loved one stay safe this winter. Please do not forget that we are always here to help you in our best capacity. If you need anything, please feel free to contact us.