Today seems appropriate for the topic of Cold Weather Safety considering the temperature high is 16 degrees. If you are lucky enough to have lived in this region in past winters you may be familiar with the hazards of the frigid temperatures, snow, and seasonal depression that can accompany it all.
There are several things to remember when approaching the cold weather months, especially if you are caring for a loved one who is elderly. But regardless of age you should be prepared for a safe winter.
In January 2015 Douglas Flynn did a Q&A with Judith Boyko, MBA, MS, RN, CEO of Century Health Systems. The blog titled Caregiving Chronicles Q&A: Winter safety tips and advice for caregivers and their loved ones is a great place to find safety topics such as keeping your home warm, addressing outdoor hazards, the flu shot, stocking up on food and seasonal depression tips.
There are also many places to find cold weather resources such as fuel assistance. Find more information on our Additional Resources page or talk to your Caregiver Specialist about other assistance programs that may be available in you or your loved one’s area.