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Helping your Eldery Loved Prepare for the Autumn Season?

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Sep 21, 2014 3:19:54 AM

Transitioning through Autumn with the Help of Home Care Services near Folsom , CA

Summer is over. It was an interesting one, to say the least. Some parts of the country experienced record low temperatures in July (nearing the freezing point!). Other parts have been inundated with record high temperatures and drought conditions. No matter where you live, transitioning into the through autumn is important for those who rely on home care services.Home Care Services Folsom CA

What makes autumn different than any other season?

While spring and fall are the two seasons where most of the country experiences tremendous variations in temperatures from one day to the next, spring is trending upward with the forecasts. Being cooped up inside through the winter, stuck in the house with home health care services and not much exciting to do outside, the first warmer days tend to feel even warmer than they are.

During the fall, those same temperatures can feel downright cold. Yet with both seasons, you will find that it could be warm during the morning or early afternoon then it will get colder by the evening.

Dress in layers, or bring extra clothing on outings.

For the person who relies on home health care services, it’s important to make sure that any outing consists of bringing along plenty of extra clothing. This would include layers, such as a sweatshirt, light jacket, and even a hat and gloves, depending on where you live and the weather forecast in the region.

Plan ahead in getting the home ready for the colder weather.

While each day will generally trend toward colder temperatures, that means it’s time to begin focusing on getting the house ready for them. Check the windows and make sure that they will close properly. If they don’t close completely, this can lead to drafty conditions that could not only cost the homeowner too much money, but it can actually pose a potential risk for an elderly individual who is dealing with other health problems.

You’ll also want to make sure that leaves and other autumn debris is cleared away from walking paths, doorways, wood decks, and wheelchair ramps (if there are any). This should be done on a weekly basis, and then daily or every other day when the leaves come down in full force.

When you stay on top of the leaves, you’ll create a safer environment for the elderly individual.

Home care services may not focus on these things, so make sure that you give them some attention.

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If you have an aging loved one who needs professional elderly care, or are considering home care services for yourself call Harmony Home Care and talk to our care staff. They will be attentive to your situation, and provide clear and immediate options to help you deal with the difficulties you face. Harmony Home Care provides services for the greater Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado Counties including: Sacramento, El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Granite Bay, Roseville, Cameron Park, Placerville and surrounding areas. For more information and a FREE assessment CALL (916) 414-9100.

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