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Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

Written by: Harpreet Agand

It’s that time of the year again when families and friends get together to spend quality time and create new memories. Winter is especially difficult for seniors making them more vulnerable to the risks posed by plunging temperatures, snow, slippery roads and sometimes even loneliness. We understand this and have put together tips and preventative measures for you and your aging loved ones to keep everyone safe, healthy and merry this season.

Tips for a  Safe Winter Season

As beautiful as they are, Canadian winters can sometimes feel long and harsh. Those who have experienced winter in Canada have a good idea of what to expect and how to prepare. Preparation is key and these tips below will get you winter ready.

Seniors are more sensitive to the cold weather; therefore adjusting their home for winter may require some additional planning.  Follow these suggestions to keep the cold out:

Give the gift of time this holiday

The holidays can be a great opportunity to create more memories and engage in old and new traditions with family and friends. For aging seniors, nothing is more special than the time spent with their children and grandchildren. The best ways to spend time together this winter and holiday season include some of life’s simple pleasures:

Winterlicious in Toronto
Bloor-Yorkville Icefest
Winterlude in Ottawa-Gatineau
Carnaval de Quebec
Snow Village in Montreal
Bronte Creek Maple Syrup Festival

If an elderly loved one is traveling, here are some tips to keep in mind.

With proper preparations and planning in place, you and your loved ones can make the best of the season. Winter is a time to slow down and reflect, to go inward and renew.  If you need extra help during this busy time of the year, reach out to family and friends, or take advantage of services that lighten your load at home.

Spend quality time with your family this holiday season and let the trusted Bayshore caregivers provide personalized care.  Professional caregivers can provide you with much-needed respite care. Caregiver burnout is real and sometimes it can be difficult to identify as such. To learn more about home health care services, call us at 1-877-289-3997.
We at Bayshore Healthcare wish you all the joys of the season!

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