Staying Safe in Cold Weather Temperatures

With temperatures and wind chills expected to be below freezing this week, it’s important to be safe and check on your older adult family members, friends and neighbors.  Below is a link to an article from the National Institute on Aging with tips for older adults to stay warm during cold weather.

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/cold-weather-safety-older-adults

And while you are hunkered down at home, check out some of the products on our website that can help keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy.  We’ve listed the direct link to our website below and outlined 3 winter weather specific products for you to check out. Stay warm, healthy and safe everyone!

www.homesafetycomfort.com

  • Limbkeepers Non-Compression gloves and sleeves

Non-compression gloves

These skin sleeves for hands, arms and legs can provide skin protection from sun and cold weather as well as protecting thinning skin that is easily bruised and injured.  Beyond providing an extra layer of warmth and protection, limbkeepers are comfortable, come in a variety of colors, and easily fit under clothing to allow you to wear them during your daily activities.  Check them out at the link below!

https://www.homesafetycomfort.com/store/c48/Fragile_Skin.html

  • Padders slippers

paddler's slippers for seniors

These indoor slippers not only keep your feet warm all year long, but they are extremely comfortable and easily adjustable.  The 3 women’s options and 1 men’s option have velcro straps that allow a good fit even with changes in foot swelling from day to day.  With good grip and a back, they are a safe and reliable slipper offered at an affordable price. See the style and size options at the link below!

https://www.homesafetycomfort.com/store/c33/Padded_Slippers.html

  • ALEX Cane Ice Grip

cane ice gripIf you need to be out and about in the winter weather and you use a cane, an ice gip for your cane might be just the accessory that you need.  This can easily be folded down from the bottom of a straight cane for added grip when walking over icy and snowy surfaces. Check out the link below to see if this might be right for you!

https://www.homesafetycomfort.com/store/p282/ALEX_Canes_%7C_Ice_Grip.html

This article was written by Melissa Lydecker, MPT, CLIPP – Melissa is a practicing Physical Therapist and Accessibility Consultant with BILD.  She also teaches Stepping-on senior fall prevention classes.