Sep 21, 2017 by Alan White
The seasonal changes can be difficult for most to adjust to, especially as we head further towards cold weather. Eldercare services warn that these sudden changes are most difficult for the senior citizen population. Falling leaves and wet walkways are often just as slippery as snow and ice – they can cause trip and fall accidents, leading to broken bones. Too often your parent assumes, as you might as well, that they can manage another autumn/winter transition until the chill hits the air.
With seasonal change also comes the end of daylight-savings time which turns the clocks back and hour. The day may start with more daylight, however for many people whose bedtimes may be 5pm, this can create a shorter day. With the aid of a home care professional, mom or dad can adjust to the time change with few issues. The time change, in addition to the climate changes and maintaining their body temperature inside and out can be overwhelming for your parent.
In years past mom or dad adjusted to the seasons by wearing an extra sweater, turning up the heat, and taking precautions when walking or driving just like you may do now. However, we want to remind you that mom or dad age they may not think through all the details like they once did. Most of the details came naturally but today, for many one day rolls into another and it’s helpful for your parent to have the support and assistance of eldercare services assisting them in maintaining their wellness.
When providing eldercare services for your senior parent, a caregiver should be aware of your mother or father’s current requirements and observe if those needs change. As the season changes, if there is a risk to your parent’s health, the caregiver may provide companionship that will be much needed during the long winter months.
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