With the onset of the colder months, the elderly are more prone to falls and sickness in the icy weather. We have a few simple tips to help ensure your elderly loved one's safety.
To avoid sickness, make sure your loved one takes his or her vitamins and prescribed medications. Also, verify that they are not forgetting to dress appropriately for the weather. This might including helping them purchase a new coat, thick socks or rain boots.
At home, you could add non-slip strips near doors or railings in slip-prone areas to help secure stability. Outside, it may help to improve lighting so your loved one doesn't step on an unseen ice patch. If your loved one usually completes yard or external house work on his or her own, consider hiring outside help during the winter months to avoid injury.
Have a safe and happy holiday!