I understand why seniors get so cold – (Posted late on 01/22 from 01/21)

For some reason, this winter has affected me more than any other winter. My extremities ache and the cold seems to just resonate through my being at all times – even in the so-called comfort of my own home. Perhaps the reason for this is not only because the heat does not seem to be regulated, but because I spend so many hours in the homes of many senior citizens whose homes are very comfortable – many times even too warm, but when one gets used to sitting in comfort, sitting in the cold is pretty awful indeed!

I do know that as people age, their metabolism takes a natural dip. Because of this change, older people feel chilly much easier; they may be downright cold when you and I feel comfortable in our surroundings.

The question is, will this metabolism change affect a client’s overall health – or is it a result of their overall health? By asking these questions, caregivers continue showing the fact that they believe that With Age Comes Respect.

I have researched enough and have witnessed enough to know that a lower metabolic rate simply effects a body’s ability to maintain what is considered to be a normal body temperature; 98.6 degrees. I will write more about this in tomorrow’s post, so stay tuned.

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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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