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Monday, November 16, 2015

3 Senior Safety Tips For Greater Winter Safety In Sherman Oaks

The weather is cooling, the leaves are falling, and many seniors throughout Southern California are spending more time indoors until the weather warms up again. But at the senior care agency trusted most in Sherman Oaks, elders of all ages can still enjoy the great outdoors without putting an unnecessary risk on their health this holiday season.
That’s because at A-1 Home Care, our caregiving professionals are ready and waiting to serve elders from all walks of life, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European, with a pair of helping hands, an honest heart, and years of caregiver experience that’s been obtained well before they have the privilege of stepping foot into the home.

Take a look below at 3 of the simplest holiday season safety tips provided by the caregivers at A-1 Home Care that help elders to have greater health in the home:
1.      Prepare Against Power Shortages
Because power shortages are more common during the holiday months, it’s important to know where your flashlights and warm clothes are located in case a storm causes the power to go out. Also, remember to have non-perishable foods on hand in case a longer power outage occurs-- which can cause your perishable foods to go bad.
2.      Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Many heating devices in your home—the fireplace or lanterns, for example-- can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Take a step toward improving the safety level in your home by checking the batteries on your carbon monoxide detector. If they’re becoming inefficient, it may be time to get a new one for your future safety concerns.
3.      Remember To Dress Warm
As obvious as this one may seem, many elders neglect the importance of dressing for warmth during the cooler months—and they end up catching an unnecessary cold in the process. Try to have the next day’s clothes already set out the night before, and make sure they include warmer clothing materials for a healthier you in the home.

Find out more helpful senior care home advice for the cold season by calling a friendly caregiver at (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400 today. A-1 Home Care provides 24 hour care and short term companion care options alike to communities throughout Encino, Malibu, Calabasas, Brentwood, and Beverly Hills.

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