Health & Wellbeing
Great advice to keep you happy and healthy
I worry about my parents in winter. Is there any advice I can give them to help them keep warm over the cold months? Becky Garwood, Anchor’s Care Quality Manager, is here to help.
With temperatures outside falling, it’s important to put measures in place to keep vulnerable adults warm and safe this winter. Older people are extra susceptible to the cold, but there are steps we can take to protect them.
Ensure room temperatures are checked and adjusted regularly so that the rooms are comfortable. Room temperatures should be set to a minimum of 21 degrees during daytime and 18 degrees at night.
Ensure your parents are dressed appropriately during the day to keep them warm and encourage a good intake of food and fluid. At least one hot meal can go a long way.
A well-nourished body is stronger and more resilient against the cold.
Flu jabs should be encouraged for those who are vulnerable. The best time to have the jab is October or November, but you can still have your vaccine later in winter.