Senior Safety Winter

Senior Home Safety during Winter

Jennifer Kem Life Transitions, quality placement for senior, Senior Living Tips, Winter Safety Tips

Home Safety Winter We need to be aware for our loved ones about Senior Home Safety especially during the Winter months. Here is a quick guide to help you keep your senior loved one safe. Outside Snow: It may surprise you to know that Property owners or tenants are responsible for shoveling the snow and removing ice from in front of their homes! This may be tough for our senior loved ones. Check in with neighbors who might lend a hand. Some elderly home owners or people with disabilities may have physical challenges or risk injury in the snow and ice. There are groups in your local church who offer aide to members and non-members. Keep your footing:  Don’t Slip! Walking in the winter can be tough stay safe and read these tips for Safe Footing Downed Trees: Keep trees trimmed away from your home. These could break during wind storms or under heavy snow or ice and could damage your home.  Report downed trees to the city where you live. In Portland dial 503-823-T-R-E-E   Indoors Local fire departments report an uptick in families using space heaters to keep rooms warm. First, stay safe when heating rooms in your home.  Be cautious when using …