Keeping Your Home Safe
Home safety is important at any age but as we age or struggle with a disability, our needs may change.
Some of the things we need to consider are storage of medications, indoor air quality and handling food. It is also important to prepare for extremes of temperature. Snow and ice are slip risks, and there are health risks with clearing it too. Summer might seem a long way off but extreme heat is also dangerous.
This guide gives some easy steps to maintaining a healthy home.
How Much Should I Drink?
It's especially important for older adults to drink throughout the day. Staying hydrated can reduce the risk of falls, improve constipation and increases overall health.
To know if you're drinking enough, check your thirst, your urine and your mood! Do you have dry lips, headaches or feel thirsty? All these are signs of dehydration. So is dark yellow and strong smelling urine and low blood pressure.
Water is best, but milk, juice and coffee also help.