Fall Prep for Seniors

Believe it or not, the leaves are already changing color and soon they will be falling off the trees. The beginning of fall brings a new season with everything pumpkin spice and cinnamon. While there are a ton of good things to look forward to, fall comes with some important health tips to keep in mind. At Freedom Homecare Highland Park, we’ve got you covered.

As the temperature begins to drop in the next few weeks, you are at an increased risk of contracting a cold or flu virus. Make sure you are washing your hands more frequently so you can begin to prevent the spread of germs. It might also be a good idea to get your flu vaccination before the colder weather hits.

Another way to prepare for the colder weather is to get a space heater for your living room and/or bedroom. Having this heater will make sure that you or your loved one are always warm. If you are a person who gets cold easily, this is a great way to take care of yourself. Just make sure you are keeping it away from hazardous surfaces.

At Freedom Healthcare, we encourage getting outside to enjoy a fresh fall breeze and autumn weather. While it is still warm enough to enjoy being outside, the rain and falling leaves can make for some unsafe conditions for seniors.

It might be a good idea to trim your bushes outside of your home so the breeze does not take branches scattered across your lawn. Try to keep the sidewalks clear so there are no safety concerns for when you or your family member goes outside.

When nights start to get dark faster, it might make some feel down. To prevent your loved one from getting down this fall, spend some time decorating their house for fall, thanksgiving, and/or Halloween. This is a great way to hang out with your family while getting excited for all that this fall has to offer.

We hope these fall preparation tips will help you this season. Not only is it good for your physical health, but fall can bring some pretty happy moments as well. Start getting excited about fall today!

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