Although we live in the Arizona desert, battling cold weather this time of year is still a very real thing. In fact, temperatures in Green Valley this upcoming week are supposed to be as low as 32 degrees overnight and less than 70 degrees during the day. As many of us know, seniors tend to get colder than everyone else. So, how do we keep our loved ones warm and toasty? Make sure your loved one is turning on their heater, especially at night. Hypothermia can occur in an elderly person if their body temperature becomes lower than 95 degrees.
Keep your loved one inside with the heater on where it’s warm. Be sure your loved one has some socks and slippers, warm blankets and even a heating pad if necessary.
Cold feet and hands, pale skin, a swollen face and acting more tired and confused that normal are early signs of hypothermia. If you notice these signs, be sure to have your loved one seen by a doctor.
Keep warm and stay healthy this winter season,
~Southern Arizona Eldercare