When the snow starts flying, many seniors may feel overwhelmed due to the cold. Not only that, wintry weather can mean more work on the house as well. Tasks such as shoveling and salting can prove to be dangerous for older adults, as icy conditions can lead to falls.
One option that is often overlooked is to take a respite stay in an assisted living facility during the colder months of the year.
This may prove more affordable than buying a vacation home in Florida and can also lead to new experiences, according to MyCentralJersey.com.
These stays can be as little as two weeks and can last for up to a month. This program can be a great alternative to sitting at home and watching the snow pile up in front of the driveway.
In addition to offering unique entertainment opportunities for seniors, caregivers can benefit too - the program allows them to take a break from their responsibilities or go on vacation.
Caring services are also available and customizable to each older adult's needs. Nurses can be made available 24 hours a day or a senior can simply relax, make new friends and wait out the winter.