Holiday Blues - Depression in the Elderly
Winter Safety Tips for Seniors
Memory Care Assessment
Do you or a loved one have the holiday blues?
We understand that circumstances can make it difficult for seniors to get out of the house and socialize during the holiday season which can lead to loneliness and depression.
Many seniors and their families would rather not worry about the inconveniences winter can bring. Utilize our winter weather safety tips to keep your family safe driving and walking in unsafe conditions.
- Keep anything flammable at least three feet away from any space heater. New space heaters shut off automatically if the heater falls over.
- Make sure a glass front or screen is placed in front of a wood burning fireplace to catch flying sparks and rolling logs. Have the chimney flue pipe checked once a year.
- Purchase an ABC multipurpose fire extinguisher for the home. Check yearly to verify the extinguisher is working.
- Coil or tape cords and wires next to the wall to avoid falls.
- Fix loose handrails on outdoor porches and patios or put in new ones. Make sure handrails are on both sides of the stairs and are as long as the stairs.
Get your car in peak operating condition for the winter before driving in rainy or snowy conditions.
We recognize that each family's experience in caring for someone with memory loss or Alzheimer's is unique.
We offer an assessment tool that is designed to help you identify areas where you may need additional help, resources or tools when caring for your loved one.