Winter offers number of risks for the elderly. It’s important to be aware of the challenges associated with elder care during these cold months, and to take steps to protect them. Here are 3 tips for seniors durant winter.
Some general tips for seniors during winter
During the cold months, seniors can be more at risk for heart attacks and high blood pressure for example, as the cold weather can increase blood pressure, and put increased strain on the heart.
Cold temperatures, snow, freezing rain, and chilly winds can all steal body heat, so seniors should limit their time outside.
Seniors should always be wearing layers (even indoors). Wearing two or three thinner layers of loose-fitting clothing is warmer than a single layer of thick clothing.
When they have to go outside, ensure they’re wearing a hat, gloves or mittens, a warm coat or a a scarf.
Keep clothes dry
Wet clothing chills the body very quickly, so ensure their winter clothing stays dry after being outside during heavy snowfall and freezing rain.