For most people, the holiday season is a time filled with joy and holiday cheer. It’s a time we look forward to all year to spend quality time with our loved ones. But along with cheer, the season can bring hazards to seniors and homecare patients. This year, if you’re celebrating with a senior loved one consider these tips to keep them safe.
Most people love getting into the holiday spirit by decorating their homes. While decking the halls may be a tradition for many families, it could be a potential hazard for homecare patients. Here are a few tips to help avoid a potential fall:
Lights/Christmas Tree Fire Hazards
According to the National Fire Protection Association, there is an estimated 210 home structure fires per year that begin with Christmas trees. With fires initiating from Christmas trees being four times more likely to be fatal. To protect you and your loved one, here are a few tips on ways to keep them safe from tree fires.
Staying Active in Winter Weather
It’s important for seniors to stay active all year long. However, winter weather can make going outside potentially dangerous and drop temperatures inside. Seniors are at an increased risk for falls or injury in cold weather due to slippery, wet and unstable surfaces. Consider these tips to help keep your loved one safe and fall-free this holiday season.
While celebrating this holiday season, you may realize your loved one could benefit from added help around the house. Assisted Caregiver Services can offer support with tasks from Shopping and Errands to Assistance with Personal Hygiene. To learn more , please visit www.assisted1.com or call 800-494-6555.