Plans for Fall with In Home Senior Care
Summer is drawing to a close and it is officially fall. The weather is unpredictable from day to day as the season changes from hot summer to cooler fall temperatures. The more comfortable weather makes participating in outdoor activities a little easier for senior loved ones who might have been cautious with the summer heat and sun.
This autumn weather is perfect for venturing out to local orchards and pumpkin patches. If your elderly loved one is relatively active, they may enjoy some fresh apple cider and a hay ride with grandkids. Apple picking is a relaxing way to gather fruit for baking or canning. There’s still a bit of a kid in all of us who still enjoys picking out a new pumpkin to carve and place on the front doorstep.
If hay rides are a bit too bumpy, your senior loved one might enjoy visiting a nearby greenhouse to check out the newest fall flowers. Beautiful mums ranging in colors from orange to red to yellow can really spruce up and bring vibrancy to any home.
The days are getting shorter and the sun is setting earlier each day. With less sunlight, we are limited on hours to work outside and get ready for the fall and winter months. The temperature will also begin falling each day, so it is time to think about fall preparation for our homes.
Fall preparation includes buttoning up the summer accessories and storing them for the winter months ahead. Power wash cushions and chairs, stack and store them out of potentially bitter winter cold to prevent cracking and fading. It is best to put these items away clean so that when spring comes back around, it is a refreshing treat to be able to pull out and simply enjoy the warm and pleasant air.
With Winter months approaching, the pleasant fall weather days are sure to be enjoyed as much as possible. Open the windows in the home for fresh air and be sure the change the air filters in the home. Winter months mean living inside the same air for a few months; take the time make sure it is clean.
Many people don’t feel comfortable in a dirty home. Your elderly loved one will be able to relax easier if their home is clean. If your loved one doesn’t feel comfortable in their home, it is quite possible that neither do their visitors. Keeping a home clean comes with many benefits such as everyone can be healthy and your loved one won’t feel embarrassed when guests suddenly stop by for a visit. When the home is clean, your loved one is also more likely to invite someone over for a visit on spur of the moment.
If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent live in senior care and the many benefits of professional in home elderly help or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara to speak to a senior care specialist today 805-687-7777! The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran. In home senior care and in home assisted living allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Santa Barbara.