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Stay Warm This Winter – 6 Tips on How

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Winter is upon us, and staying warm can be particularly challenging for older adults. At Home Care Assistance Central Coast, we recognise the importance of keeping warm to avoid adverse health effects, so we’ve prepared six tips to help you stay cosy this season.

1. Organise Your Winter Wardrobe Begin by sorting through your clothing. Layers are beneficial for areas that are cold at night but warm during the day. Ensure your winter clothes are in good condition and accessible. If you need help retrieving clothes from storage, ask a family member or your Care Professional from Home Care Assistance Central Coast. They can also assist with shopping for any additional items.

2. Ready Your Blankets Get your spare blankets out and make sure they are clean and ready to use. Keep an extra blanket on your bed and another near your favourite sitting spot. Your carer can help you prepare your blankets if needed.

3. Prepare Draught Snakes To prevent heat loss, use draught snakes to block gaps under doors. If you don’t have any, they can be easily purchased from local hardware stores.

4. Test Your Heater Before the cold sets in, check that your heater is working properly. This will help you avoid long wait times for repairs during the peak cold season.

5. Be Selective on Rooms to Heat Instead of heating your entire home, focus on the rooms you use the most. Close off unused rooms to conserve heat and reduce energy costs. For example, only heat your bedroom before you go to bed.

6. Use Heat Packs Safely Heat packs and hot water bottles can provide extra warmth. Ensure you follow the instructions to avoid overheating and potential burns.

Being prepared makes the winter season more bearable. Follow these tips to keep yourself and your loved ones warm. If you receive care from an In-Home Aged Care Professional, discuss your winter needs with them to ensure you stay safe and comfortable.

The support from Home Care Assistance Central Coast can significantly improve your quality of life while living independently. Contact the team at Home Care Assistance Central Coast today for more information.

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