How can Bristol Home Care services prepare you for Winter?
Advice from Premier Homecare on how Bristol home care services can prepare your friends, family and loved ones for Winter
Autumn is here, and with the drop in temperatures and wet windy weather well and truly in place, new clients at this time of year often ask us how can Bristol Home Care services help to prepare for Winter.
Winter well-being is particularly important to us here at Premier Homecare.
It is critical to ensure that clients are carefully monitored and cared for during the Winter months, to ensure they are keeping warm and healthy.
Cold weather is a factor in the number of deaths of elderly people across Bristol and the wider UK compared to other times of the year.
ONS figures highlighted that excess Winter deaths in England and Wales before the cost of living crisis and Covid-19 pandemic were at more than 28,000 people.
Winter weather can directly increase illnesses and injuries, including heart attack, strokes, respiratory diseases, influenza, falls and associated injuries, and hypothermia.
Clients’ relatives and friends may be concerned about elderly relatives over the Winter months, and we can help to provide peace of mind.
Our care teams offer daily hour visits to clients, ensuring that they are given hot food and drinks, that they have essential items such as warm socks and hot water bottles, and provide hands-on help in the home.
Winter well-being can be aided with simple tips such as keeping the heating on low on a constant level in the home rather than switching it on and off twice per day.
With the cost of living crisis continuing throughout the UK, many clients are investing in clothing layers to beat the colder weather.
There are a number of hints and tips available on the internet that can really make a difference to the health and warmth of elderly people in Winter.
Age UK has a brilliant article here with cost-effective ways to keep warm.
To chat with us about our Bristol Winter well-being home care services, please ring our Westbury-on-Trym head office on 0117 959 2013 and mention this News post.
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