The harsh winter is fast approaching and we want aging adults to be prepared for what's to come. A home can sometimes be hard to manage during the winter months with shoveling snow, keeping the home warm, transportation, etc. If you are wanting to remain in your home, here are some good winter tips to abide by.
Set your heat around 70 degrees. Make sure to close off rooms that you are not using.
Keep your blinds and curtains closed so cold air does not get through.
Be sure that you are keeping your weight on during the winter months. Body fat helps you stay warm.
If you need to go outside, make sure you are dressing for all types of weather. Also wear a hat & scarf to retain your body heat.
If your clothes happen to get wet, be sure to change them as soon as possible.
When you go outside, make sure your sidewalks and walkways are clear of ice and snow. If you are unable to shovel or ice your sidewalks or driveways, look into hiring someone to do it.
Check into getting an icepick for the end of your cane or a new rubber tip.
If you still drive in winter weather, be sure to pack your car with an emergency snow kit. This may include blankets, flashlights, first aid kit, booster/jumper cables, shovel, rock salt, dried food, and extra clothes.
When you feel that winter is becoming to much to handle, call a senior living community, like The Views, so that you can leave winter worries behind. Things like transportation, utilities, activities, snow shoveling, and three meals a day are covered under you rent! Call one of our three communities to learn more.