10 Ways to Help the Elderly in Winter

Winter can bring many healthcare challenges for older people, especially those with mobility issues or those who are homebound. Ellen McCabe, director of professional education for HopeHealth, a non-profit healthcare organization providing medical care, care management, and support services in eastern Massachusetts, knows the dangers associated with winter weather all too well. “There are emotional risks, such as isolation from friends and community, and also physical risks, such as falls,” McCabe says. “Risks can be minimized if some basic guidelines are followed, making winter an enjoyable time of year for us all.”

Here are 10 tips for keeping aging loved ones safe and healthy during the winter months.

Click here to read the 10 tips:
http://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/2014/01/02/help-elderly-winter/

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