News > Avoid Winter Injuries
Posted on November 18th 2010 - 16:22
Winter is a particularly difficult time of year for everyone, but particularly for senior citizens.
As the temperatures drop and the nights draw in the likelihood of accidents and injuries increase.
An informal guide has been produced to help the elderly stay safe and avoid accidents during winter, and here are just three of their tips:
* Not to walk on icy/snowy paths - instead look for routes which are dry or have been cleared
* Wall mounted heaters are preferable to portable ones as they do not pose a tripping hazard
* Replace old slippers and canes as these can become worn out and smooth, offering little protection to winter conditions
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