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Autumn-Safety Tips for the Elderly

Autumn-Safety Tips for the Elderly

August is almost over, which means the autumn season is just around the corner. For those of you aging alone in your home, autumn can be a difficult season to go through. There are lots of preparations to be done. Prepare for autumn by following this checklist.

  • Avoid the flu. Get vaccinated

    If you’re over 65 years old, you are advised to get a flu shot. You can easily contract the cold and other types of influenza during the fall season. Routine flu shots can prevent seasonal diseases.

  • Be extra careful around tripping hazards

    Autumn can literally be the “fall” season for you. Wet leaves cascading the roads and other pathways are tripping hazards. Be careful around these areas as you can easily slip. Make sure that you have a family member or a close friend assisting you when going out.

  • Stay warm

    The temperature during the fall season can become significantly cooler. Make sure to bulk up. Layers and layers of clothes during this season is essential to stay warm. Now that we’re on the topic of staying warm, it is also important to continually check your HVAC system whether it’s set to the right temperature to fight the cool autumn air.

Of course, hiring home health care services can make these autumn-safety tasks easier for you. If you live within the state of Georgia, you can turn to us for help.

Universal Home Care and Services Inc. is a home care agency in Georgia dedicated to give you the best care. We’d love to assist you throughout the autumn season!

We provide health care in Douglasville, Georgia, and in all the other cities in the state. Check out our website for more information.

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