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Checklist for Winter Preparedness

Nov 5, 2018 by Lisa Carson

The winter is coming and the cold days can be really challenging, especially for the seniors. San Angelo, TX might not be famous as a freezing place but nevertheless, the weather does get worse over the winter. And that’s something that can take a toll on the health of the seniors.

If your senior loved one lives alone, there are some things you need to do in order to ensure their well-being during the cold winter months. Here’s a list of tasks you will have to take care of:

  • Make sure that the furnaces (and all the other heating units) are working fine
  • Check whether all the smoke detectors in their home are in order
  • Ensure there are a couple of fire extinguishers in the senior’s home
  • Try to make their house better at keeping the warmth in (install weather strips, do window caulking, block out draughts, and so on)
  • Make them a stack of canned food for use in the case of an emergency such as a powerful storm
  • Buy tools and gadgets that the senior can use if an emergency happens (batteries, flashlights, matches, etc.)

Of course, all this can help a lot, but it cannot guarantee the absolute well-being of your aging loved one. To be 100% sure they’re gonna be fine over the winter, you need to be there for them. Unfortunately, most people aren’t capable of becoming family caregivers who would provide 24/7 home care.

In that case, the solution is to hire professionals whose job is to provide private home care to the seniors. Comfort Keepers is an agency that fits the description. You can hire their private home care providers to help out your senior during the cold winter months.

To learn everything about the private home care services offered by Comfort Keepers in San Angelo, TX, give them a call at (325) 267-8532.

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