Most think that keeping seniors safe in their own home is all about falling or being unable to make it up and down the stairs on their own. However, what if one of the important factors of keeping a senior safe in their own home was to ensure they stay warm? Keep your senior safe and warm this winter with the wellness program and companion and home safety services from Comfort Health in Rochester, MN.
Frigid winter temperatures in the upper Midwest are part of the norm and a threat to the elderly population. That’s why it’s important to be extra vigilant and check in on the elderly or those confined to their homes to be certain they’re safe and warm.
Being involved in a wellness program with companion services is a great opportunity to ensure your loved one is safe and comfortable. Some tips to consider are:
- Furnace or heating source is working properly. Seniors tend to be more vulnerable to colder temperatures. Be certain the furnace or heating source is working properly.
- Leaks and drafts. Often, the seal around windows and doors is not tight, allowing a leak and draft of cold air to enter the home. This then results in colder temperatures that don’t allow the furnace or heating source to catch up. If you notice leaks and drafts, contact a handyman or professional to caulk and seal around windows and doors.
- If a home is poorly insulated or there are air leaks in the ceilings to the attic, it may be time to install more insulation to keep the warm air from escaping and the cold air from entering the home.
- Have a back-up plan. In the event the furnace or heating source goes out, have a back-up plan for your senior to go be with a family member or neighbor.
If you live a distance from your loved one and feel that having someone check in on them would be beneficial to both you and your senior, contact Comfort Health in Rochester, MN to arrange for enrollment in our wellness, home safety, and companion services program. Comfort Health knows how wicked Midwest winters can be. That’s why we stand ready and available to check on your senior to ensure they’re comfortable and well taken care of while maintaining their independence for as long as possible.
Contact us today at (507) 281-2332, toll free at 800-204-2332, or visit us here. Keep your senior safe and warm this winter with the wellness program and companion and home safety services from Comfort Health in Rochester, MN.