NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With winter on its way, Attencia is highlighting the importance of taking extra safety precautions in cold weather. The company, known for its client-centered home health aide selection process, is providing a list of tips and tricks designed to assist seniors with staying safe and healthy as the temperature drops in the upcoming months.
"Winter is often a dangerous time for seniors -- icy roads and walkways make slips more likely and cold weather acts as a deterrent to getting exercise. We're releasing these safety tips to help New York seniors stay healthy through every season of the year," said Nancy Hann, Senior VP at Attencia and Americare Inc.
According to the home care provider, many seniors experience a decline in activity level when cold weather impedes exercising outdoors. Attencia recommends joining a local class or walk that can be done indoors, which provides both social and physical benefits, and seniors can also complete balance and fitness exercises at home with the help of a qualified home health aide. Bundling up properly can prevent hypothermia or frostbite and appropriate footwear can help seniors maintain a grip on wet or slippery pathways. When indoors, keeping the heat on can ensure that the house stays at a comfortable temperature even as it gets cold outside. However, heaters, heating pads, fireplaces, and the like can be carbon monoxide or fire hazards, so Attencia also suggests that seniors and those that care for them install detectors throughout their residence.
In addition to physical health, Attencia also reminds seniors of the importance of maintaining emotional health throughout the winter. Depression is more common in cold months and the company encourages people to stay as social as possible to prevent any emotional issues. New York Registered nurses, such as those provided by Attencia, can provide company and comfort to lonely seniors. In addition, the company's trained aides are available to join seniors as they attend any events or to facilitate any other form of social interaction, such as online communication with family or friends that live far away.
To arrange for quality home care service for yourself or a loved one, contact Attencia by visiting its website at http://www.Attencia.com or calling 1-866-331-6873. Attencia can also be found across numerous social networks, including Facebook and Twitter at http://www.facebook.com/Attencia and http://twitter.com/AttenciaNY, respectively.
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