When the temperature drops, older adults run a high risk of health issues and injuries.
It is important to be prepared when the cold weather hits.
Here are a few precautions everyone should take, especially seniors during the winter.
Be aware of the possibility of hypothermia and frostbite.
Be sure to stay indoors, bundle up to protect your lungs from the cold air, and to stay dry.
Watch your step!
It is easy to slip and fall in the winter months, especially in icy conditions.
Make sure to clear any walkways before you step outside and be aware of wet and icy pavements.
Fires and Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
An increase in home heating during the winter months also brings with it an increased risk for fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.
Place a smoke detector and a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector in areas where fireplaces, wood stoves, or kerosene heaters are in use.
Here at South Coast Post Acute, it is our priority to keep you safe during the winter months.
Contact us to learn more about how we can aid your recovery.
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