Winter is no longer coming… it is here. And with the arrival of winter comes snowy drives, icy sidewalks, frigid temperatures, the list goes on and on. Now more than ever, it is important for our caregivers and our seniors to stay safe with the crazy weather! We’ve put together some tips, tricks, and resources for staying safe in this slippery weather!
Helping Seniors Stay Safe
Wear the correct foot wear! The risk for falls is higher with the winter weather, so make sure to put on your winter boots or shoes with traction to avoid a preventable fall
Use rock salt or leftover ash from the fireplace on the sidewalks to help melt the ice and create more traction
Use a delivery service for your groceries! More and more companies are setting up programs to pre-order groceries and have them delivered. Try one of these: InstaCart, Kroger, or Walmart.
Take your cell phone! Don’t forget to grab your cellphone or alert device in case there is an emergency
Take advantage of your local transportation services! Services like GoGoGrandparent are a great way to get out in the community without putting yourself at risk.
GoGoGrandparent is available for any type of ride (non-medical), give them a call at 855-464-6872 and a driver will be there to pick you up within 15 minutes