Fall Preparations for Seniors
Cold weather is just as difficult for seniors as hot weather is. Blankets and sweaters can keep your aging loved one from the cold, but making sure their home is warm and at a safe temperature is important too.
We all know that heating a house can be expensive, but fortunately there are ways to keep warm without breaking the bank or your elderly loved one’s heating system.
Seal the Windows – Caulk and weather strip doors and windows to prevent cold air from entering the home. You can find Caulk and weather strips at your local hardware store!
Change the Curtains – Remove the dark curtains and replace with lighter, translucent curtains to let sunlight in to create natural heat.
Close the doors – Make sure you close the doors to any unused rooms so that colder air stays in those rooms while the other rooms can be better heated.
You may be surprised at how these small changes can make all the difference in your senior’s home, and on their electric bill!
Have you started preparing your aging loved one’s home for colder weather? What about your own home? Share your fall preparation tips with us by commenting below or by sharing on our Facebook and Twitter pages.