Winter and Senors - Fall prevention

Posted by Kathy Contino-Turner on 16 January 2019 | Comments

With winter can come increased health risks for seniors.  Those of us who live in the northern climates, where ice and snow are common place between late October and early April, are at a greater risk of falling. If you live in your own home, and shovel your walk or driveway you might take a tumble. Don’t hesitate to ask for help when it snows. Let someone help you to your car, or use a walker in the winter to provide stability.  Inside, be aware that tracking in snow, will eventually result in wet spots on the floor, which also pose a risk. The cold might decrease your mobility, even inside so be wary.