What do you mean by eldercare for elderly patients?
Eldercare, or simply Eldercare, serves the needs and requirements of the elderly.
Is cold weather bad for the elderly?
Elder people are more tends to winters than younger adults. A body temperature below 95°F, or hypothermia, increases the risk of heart disease and kidney or liver damage, especially if they have a history of hypothermia.
What temperature is safe for the elderly?
Research has shown that the average and safe room temperature for older adults is about 78 degrees. To prevent an older adult from getting too cold, it is recommended that the room temperature never drop below 65 degrees
How to care an older person in the winter?
If the temperatures at home are too cold, older people can wear a thermal towel. This will keep their body warm. They can carry gloves, scarves and hats to protect their face, hands, ears and neck. Make sure they practice safety in winter, especially when the children go outside to play.
5 important tips for caring for the elderly in winter
1) Keep Warm Hypothermia,
A sudden and severe drop in the body temperature, is a condition that can occur in cold climates. Seniors are at a higher risk of contracting it because their bodies cannot withstand low temperatures for extended periods of time. It’s best to make sure the older members of your family stay indoors and have everything they need to stay warm, especially at night. If you notice a change in skin tone or texture, unexplained fatigue, and changes in heartbeat or breathing. Consider getting a compact sauna heater such as the Clearline quartz heater QH 2400 or the easy-to-use far-infrared equipped sauna blanket.
- Stay Active
Even though winter seems like the perfect time of year to stay in bed longer, snuggle up and stay inside all day, stay active and keep busy. Any form of exercise can help increase your heart rate, regulate blood flow and prevent winter-related depression, lethargy, stiffness and aches. You could invest in a few handy workout tools to help you get your workout in at home if you cannot get outside
- Stay hydrated
It’s natural to not feel as thirsty in the winter as you usually do throughout the year. Since there is a lack of moisture in the air, the dryness can deprive your body of water. Make sure you consume enough water. If you do not feel like drinking chilled water, drink room temperature water or make yourself a lukewarm lemonade to sip throughout the day. Compact humidifiers like this one from Clear line can also help keep the rooms in your home warm and humid
- Take care of your skin The cold, dry air we have already talked about can also cause your skin’s natural oils to disappear, and no one likes dry, itchy, or flaky skin! The human body is designed to keep the outer skin healthy and hydrated, but in the winter it is difficult for the oil and sweat glands to do their job efficiently. Using certain skin care products and following a strict routine can go a long way in keeping your skin fresh, soft and healthy. Use this foot washer that allows you to easily pedicure your feet at home. For those who suffer from cracked heels, this anti-crack heel sleeve set is ideal
- Shower with lukewarm water
Admit it: there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a sizzling hot shower when it’s freezing outside! But while hot showers feel good, they also cause problems for your skin. Skin dries out quickly after a hot shower, and that can lead to cracking or eczema. Lukewarm showers followed by a moisturizing routine, on the other hand, can help prevent dry skin
6. Warming Body Patch (5-pack)
The warming body patch uses advanced technology to help you relieve cold-related pain on your hips, shoulders and abdomen. The thin, soft patch is very easy to apply. Simply stick the patch to the area where you want to generate heat. The heat generated by the patch will help heal the pain and keep you warm in the winter.