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Winter Safety Tips : During the winter months, ice, snow and cold temperatures can make life challenging for anyone. Slippery sidewalks and cold weather can cause a wide range of injuries and illnesses, especially for older people. Finding elderly care to assist seniors on a regular basis can help keep them safe during any season. Check out the tips below for preventing common cold weather dangers to older adults. 1. Avoid slipping on ice Icy, snowy roads and sidewalks make it easy to slip and fall. “Unfortunately, falls are a common occurrence for senior citizens, especially during the winter months,” says Dr. Stanley Wang, a physician at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California. Often these falls cause major injuries such as hip and wrist fractures, head trauma and major lacerations. While younger people often recover relatively quickly from such injuries, older adults face complications, which Wang says are a leading cause of death from injury in men and women over the age of 65. For that reason, he recommends older adults wear shoes with good traction and non-skid soles, and stay inside until the roads are clear. Replacing a worn cane tip can make walking easier, and older people are advised to take their shoes off as soon as they return indoors, because often snow and ice attach to the soles and, once melted, can lead to slippery conditions inside. ... See MoreSee Less
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! Today we #celebrate Chinese/Lunar New Year and 2023 is the year of the #rabbit! It is a #festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar and was traditionally a time to honor deities as well as ancestors.