The following situation happens all too often, yet can be prevented by taking simple steps that will keep your loved one safe this winter.
Oregon winters can be very cold. Last December, I wanted to save some money, so I turned my heat down to 62°F. I didn't know that would put my health in danger
"My Son's Thinking Saved My Life"
Luckily, my son Tyler came by to check on me. He saw that I was only wearing a light shirt and that my house was cold. Ty said I was speaking slowly, shivering, and having trouble walking. He wrapped me in a blanket and called 9-1-1.
Turns out I had hypothermia. My son's quick thinking saved my life. Now on cold days, I keep my heat at least at 68°F and wear a sweater in the house.
Keep your loved ones safe this winter. Consider professional caregiving services to keep an eye on your loved one when you can’t.