Too cold to travel

A chart depicting different wind chill tempera...

A chart depicting different wind chill temperatures for given dry bulb temperatures and wind speeds. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There was another follow-up doctor’s appointment scheduled for one of my seniors yesterday, but due to the extreme cold conditions here in the Western burbs of Chicago, her daughter decided to cancel it (I could not have been more pleased because I was really concerned about taking her out in this terrible cold!). Instead we were able to stay tucked into her home safe and warm from any impending disaster!

There is just so much more to consider when the weather is this poor and a senior has outside commitments. You have to think about car breakdowns, extra food, clothing and supplies. You will want to make certain that your car phone charger is ready if needed as well. Extra blankets are a necessity as older people have very thin skin and they get cold in typical conditions very easily. You would never want them to feel the extremity of the cold like it is now – negative 18 degree wind chill factor! It is bad enough for you and for me!

So, if at all possible, rearrange appointments. Keep seniors inside and bundled up at all times. If you sincerely have to go out, warm up the car, check the supplies, bundled the senior to the hilt and usher them quickly to and from the vehicle. This is all necessary if you realize that With Age Comes Respect!

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About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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