As we are all aware, while people may be living longer lives, it does not always mean that their health is good and that that life is necessarily a better life. In fact, many times life seems to dole out many more health issues the longer a person lives.
The cold does not aid anyone in frail health and hypothermia may just add to the issues. In order to protect the seniors in your care, try to keep the rooms in which they stay warmer. Make certain that they dress warmer; sweaters, sweatshirts, long pants and socks. If they go outside in the cold, dress them in appropriate winter gear; making certain that they don gloves, hats, coats and scarves to keep all body parts warm.
The warmer you can keep your seniors, the more apt they are to maintain an appropriate body temperature. Did you know that approximately half of the elderly that get hypothermia actually die from its effects?
On the flipside of all this warm and cuddliness, do not over-bundle your seniors. If they overheat, that is also dangerous for them! The best bet so show your seniors that you believe that With Age Comes Respect is to keep them good and cozy without boiling them. Remember, the more you know, the more effective you become!