Dec 30, 2016 by Luke Ries
Before winter comes each year, we often find ourselves anticipating its arrival with open arms. On one hand, the freshly fallen snow signals time together with family and friends, as well as the beginning of a new year. But as the harsh reality of winter becomes ever so apparent. Winters becomes harsh, roads are treacherous, and it seems that the romanticized notion of winter quickly disappears. Ideally, we don’t want to be caught in snowy weather at all – but sometimes we have to make the best of the situation and utilize the safest measures possible.
For aging adults, these conditions can be even more dangerous due to diminished eyesight, limited mobility, and an overall reduction in reaction time. If they do currently drive themselves to and from locations around town, suggest they practice the following this winter so they can maneuver the cold winter safely:
Your loved ones’ safety is paramount, as is their independence. If they choose to provide their own transportation and if they’re capable of doing so safely, suggest they follow the tips above, this winter season.
But if your senior loved ones don’t have transportation options, let them know that Comfort Keepers® can help. They don’t have to settle on being stuck inside all winter. We can help them visit with friends and family members, and get them to scheduled appointments safely and on time. Additionally, Comfort Keepers' in home caregivers can assist with your loved ones' in-home needs, whether it's personal care, help with meal preparation, companionship, or light housekeeping.
If you are interested in our unique quality home care services for your aging loved ones in the Sheboygan community, please reach out to us today, by calling (920) 204-6886 or by clicking here. We look forward to helping your loved ones today.