The onset of winter brings particular hazards, especially for older people, at home or out and about. Low light levels, fog, ice and snow all make slips, trips and falls more likely. And of course, winter means spending more money on heating our homes, which some people struggle to afford.
Avoid slips, trips and falls – Top tips for staying steady in winter
Make sure you dress for winter – get those hats, gloves and warm, waterproof footwear. All are necessary for all outdoor activity.
Think about where your bin is and the best place for it in icy weather, table salt could clear your route.
Make sure your slippers fit snugly – loose fitting slippers cause so many falls. Change them if they’re too loose.
Make sure your drains are clear – so that they don’t flood and freeze.
Put a shovel by your door
Store a de-icer product, table salt, rock salt all will work and spread it on your path, or get someone to do it for you, to give you traction on ice.
Do you have any other tips to add about how to stay steady and safe during winter? Let us know in the comments below or email email@example.com
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