July 28, 2014

Elyria
Cloudy
69°F
test

Holiday Safety Tips from Intrepid USA

While the winter holidays bring the opportunity to spend time with family and friends, they also raise concerns for the safety and health of our senior loved ones. IntrepidUSA Home Health Services would like to share a few holiday safety tips.
Wet, slippery conditions can lead to falls and injuries. Remember to wear shoes with non-skid soles and use walkways that are salted and free of snow. Turn on outdoor lights during cloudy days.
Germs spread easily among family and friends during the holidays. Take time to wash your hands with soap and water after visits. Sing a verse of “Jingle Bells” when washing to assure clean hands.
Chronic illnesses, like Diabetes, Congestive Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease require special considerations. Keep medicines and hea.lthy snacks in your carry-on bag or purse, in event of delays. Wear a medical alert ID when traveling.
At IntrepidUSA, we would like to wish all our patients and their families a Safe and Happy Holiday season. We believe that quality of life is important and our goal is to help our clients deal with the challenges associated with understanding a new disease or medication. If you would like to know more about our Home Health Care Programs, please contact us in Elyria at 440-323-7300.