When winter rolls around it brings inevitable illnesses such as coughs and colds. However, for many people and especially the elderly, winter can cause a number of more serious health complaints.
Among others, serious medical problems during the colder months can include heart attacks, strokes, breathing problems and hyperthermia. For those over 75 or with pre-existing medical issues, winter can be a fatal time of the year.
Here is a good resource for UK seniors still living in their own homes – Winter Home Insulation Guide for the Elderly
The guide offers lots of helpful information such as:
- Practical tips and advice to help the elderly prepare for winter and stay healthy and warm during cold weather.
- A guide to improving the warmth and energy efficiency of seniors’ homes, including tips and FAQs on wall, loft, and roof insulation.
- Information about energy grants, winter assistance programs, and other cold-weather benefits that the elderly are eligible for.
- Other useful tips such as how to save money on energy bills and links to other useful tools and winter resources.
You can check it out here, to learn more about it.