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Monday, November 16, 2015

3 Holiday Season Safety Tips For Seniors In San Dimas

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and the weather is getting considerably cooler. But even if you’re a senior in the San Dimas area, you can still enjoy all the activities of fall without having to remain indoors all the time for fear that you may catch something!
That’s because at A-1 Home Care, the elder care agency of choice in Los Angeles and Orange County, caregiving professionals offer helping hands and a golden heart to elders from all walks of life, including Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian, and European, providing the most affordable and diverse caregiver services available in Southern California.

Below are 3 great cold weather tips that elders can incorporate into their lifestyle for greater home health going forward:
1.      Check Your Car
Because driving during the winter can be especially dangerous for the older generation, it’s a good idea to have your car checked for oil, tires, battery, and even windshield wipers now so that you’ll be fully prepared by the time the roads become even wetter.
2.      Prepare Against Power Shortages
Remember to have flashlights and a battery-powered radio on hand in case a winter storm hits and the power in your home goes out. Though this is in preparation against the worst case scenario, it certainly doesn’t hurt to be fully prepared against it! Also, keep a supply of non-perishable foods in your cupboards in case the power remains out for an extended period, which can cause your perishable foods to go bad in the meantime.
3.      Eat a Varied Diet
With the colder weather typically comes an increase in the amount of time you spend indoors—so load up on foods with Vitamin D (the same nutrient your body otherwise would get from the sun), such as milk, grains, and salmon.

For more senior care home advice this winter season, contact a helpful caregiver at A-1 Home Care today by dialing (626) 287-0250 or (562) 929-8400. A-1 Home Care provides 24 hour care and short term care services alike to communities in Glendora, Covina, Monrovia, Diamond Bar, and Whittier.