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Winter is Coming: How to Ensure Your Senior Stays Safe During the Cold Months

Home Care Blog>In Home Care  |  November 14, 2018

Senior Male seated in wheelchair with friend | Comfort Keepers Calgary | BLOG POST | Ensure Your Senior's Safety During the Colder Months

Ensure Your Senior Stays Safe During the Cold Months

Ensure Your Senior Stays Safe During the Cold Months | Winters can be pretty tough in Canada and if your aging loved one life in Calgary, you have every right to be concerned about their wellbeing over the course of the next few months. The air temperatures in this city often go below −20 °C (−4 °F) during the winter months, with dry Chinook winds making it even worse.

Ensuring that the home of your senior remains warm over the winter should be on top of your list of priorities. And if you need some assistance, we’ll be glad to help. Here’s a little checklist to help you stay organized when preparing your senior’s home for the winter.

Home interior checklist:

  • Make sure that the furnace and other heating units are working properly
  • Make sure that the wood is near the fireplace
  • Make sure there are smoke detectors in the senior’s home
  • Make sure that there are fire extinguishers within easy reach

Home exterior checklist:

  • Install weather strips and caulk the windows
  • Seal any holes that might create the draft
  • Insulate pipes
  • Purchase all the de-icing equipment, as well as ice-melt salt

Emergency checklist:

  • Create a stash of bottled water and canned foods
  • Purchase a set of batteries and/or power bank
  • Make sure there are some matches, lighters, and flashlights in the senior’s home

Of course, even doing all this will not guarantee a complete wellbeing of your senior loved one. In order to make sure they are okay, you will have to pay them a visit occasionally during winter. But, if you can do that too often, the solution is to hire someone who can. We’re talking, of course, about hiring a professional in home caregiver.

Comfort Keepers® Calgary Can Help

At Comfort Keepers®, we create individual care plans for every client. These plans include wellness goals that consider physical, mental and emotional health. Our caregivers can help support physician-prescribed diet and exercise plans, provide medication reminders, provide transportation to appointments and help seniors engage in the activities they love the most. And, our caregivers can help senior stay connected with loved ones through video chats, phone calls and care updates. We believe that every senior should experience the best in life.

Contact the Comfort Keepers Calgary office to learn more about how we can help maintain safety, comfort, and happiness in the home.

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