With Halloween just one week away, many Canadians are gearing up for the annual tradition of trick or treating. Complete with ghoulish costumes and creepy decorations, the Halloween celebration is one that is especially joyful for children. The annual tradition, however, isn’t the only time that treats should be doled out. And, of course, little kids aren’t the only ones who deserve treats.
If you’re the caregiver of a senior citizen, you’re well aware of the importance of treating someone special on a regular basis. In keeping with the spirit of Halloween, the LifeCare Mobility Solutions team thought it might be good time to remind you of some of the most important ways to treat the elderly loved one in your life.
Here are three:
1. Let the layering up begin.
Although we’re only just a month into the fall season, the temperatures in the Greater Toronto Area, as of late, have been quite winter-like. It should go without saying that layering up is necessary. Be sure that, when you’re travelling outdoors, you keep your elderly loved one bundled up properly.
“Throughout the fall, temperatures can begin to feel cooler,” Unlimited Care Cottages reminds us, “However with the fall season…one can find that it may be warm during the day and chillier by the evening. Be prepared for both instances with a sweatshirt, light jacket, or a hat, according to where you are located.”
2. Install an alarm system.
Sometimes, peace of mind is all that is needed to enjoy life. It is not uncommon for senior citizens to worry about their safety, even if you’ve taken all of the safety precautions you can think of inside the home. Installing an alarm system will not only alert both you and the authorities about a potential intruder, it will also help to put your elderly loved one’s mind at ease.
“One great thing about technology is its ability to monitor your home and ensure safety,” notes Generation Solutions, “Whether you want to protect against burglary or fires, there are lots of systems that you can install at home to ensure peace of mind. Common technologies include: video surveillance, fire and smoke monitoring, burglary monitoring, garage door control, and remote arm/disarm. Knowing that you and your loved ones can be safe, at home or away, is a great relief.”
3. Offer the gift of independence.
At LifeCare Mobility Solutions, we proudly provide only the best mobility solutions and accessibility options in our industry. We know how important it is for seniors to enjoy their independence. In fact, we’d argue that there is no greater treat for an elderly person than to live safely in the comfort of his/her own home.
“Living at home for as long as possible has been shown to increase senior happiness,” says Generation Solutions, “You have freedom, independence, privacy and the familiarity and comfort of the home you love. But, living at home safely is even better!”
If you have any questions about the mobility solutions and home healthcare products offered by LifeCare Mobility Solutions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 416-267-9800 or email us at [email protected]. You may also contact us by filling out the form on our Contact page!