We all know seniors often feel cold, even in warmer months. This is because they tend to lose body heat fast.
While it’s normal to feel a little bit cold, a big chill can immediately turn into a dangerous problem for a senior. To help protect your loved one, Benevolence Home Services LLC is here to give you a few tips on how to keep your loved one warm.
- Set the heat
Set your home heater to at least 68 to 70°F. Electricity bills can rack up pretty fast, so close off any rooms that you are not using.
- Wear the right clothes
On colder days, make sure to have your Home Maker dress your senior in warm clothes, even if they’re staying indoors. Make sure to drape on a warm blanket.
- Eat right
The lack of body fat also contributes to your senior feeling cold all the time. So make sure they eat just the right amount of nutritious food to help maintain their weight. Home Care Services in Westchester, Illinois can send a caregiver to cook for your loved one, if you’re out of the house.