Oct 16, 2017 by Garrett Hafler
The winter months are not always as easy as we would like them to be, especially for those seniors who do live alone. Senior care at home can make living in these cold months easier on your loved one. Cold weather is dangerous and can lead to sickness, especially if your loved one is not dressed properly. Living in Rochester, NY means that your loved one will need to prepare for the icy storms and cold weather that floods the area come winter months. Below, our senior care at home team talks what to do to get your loved one ready this winter season.
The exterior of the home needs to be prepped for the winter months, which should include replacing the weather-stripping around doors and also caulking around the windows, as this will help keep the cold air out and warm air in. You should also take some time to seal any holes present around the home as animals and pests may try to sneak into the home. Our senior care at home team wants to remind you to have your loved one’s attic checked for insulation too.
Do make sure that the furnace or heating system in the home works properly and that there are no materials laying around that may be a fire hazard. Do install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in the home because you never know when an emergency may arise. If your loved one does not have a fire extinguisher, now is the time to purchase one and place it somewhere where they have access to it.
If you would like to learn more about how to winterize your loved one’s home, contact Comfort Keepers in Rochester. Our senior care at home team will work with you and your loved one to make sure your senior will be comfortable this cold season.
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