Every change in seasons brings its own set of challenges for seniors who age at home. The weather is expected to get cooler as we move into the fall season, and we would all do well to prepare. That includes our elderly loved ones, most of all, whose visual, cognitive, or physical handicaps already make daily living difficult. It’s a good thing our brand of home care in Secane, Pennsylvania is always at their disposal.
MOG Home Health Care Services is your dependable provider of home care for the elderly and disabled. Drawing on practical experience and medical advice, we offer the following recommendations to help your loved one get ready for cooler weather.
- Keep up their exercise routine.
Rain, sleet, and, even later in the year, snow will mean that going outdoors will take a back seat in your loved one’s schedule. But that might risk them going sedentary when we would want them to be as active as possible. Consult their doctor for the right exercise routine.
- Add more vitamin D in their diet.
It keeps bones and muscles strong. But it also helps control mood changes that come with a shift in season. A review of 7,534 people show that vitamin D helps reduce negative emotions. Fish and white mushrooms are great sources.
- Check for home hazards.
According to the National Institute on Aging, thousands of seniors get seriously injured by falling each year. Check your home for leaks, poor lighting, and uneven surfaces. Our housekeeping assistance can lend you a hand in keeping your place clutter-free.
- Pay extra care to their health.
They will be cold and stuck at home. Pneumonia can be dangerous for seniors alongside heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and other such conditions. Make sure they follow their prescribed care routines, especially maintenance medication. Our medical service in Pennsylvania can help them accomplish their health care plans easier.