- Take enough precaution against falls, as most of the ailments due to age come from falls.
- Ensure nutritious diet and plenty of water intake during monsoon
- Have proper precaution against worsening illnesses in rainy season
- Support, love and care for the aged people
- Essential home remedies will help stay healthy
While rainy days often soothe you and persuade you to get wet and dance according to its rhythm, there are a group of people who would need greater care during the monsoon.
Children usually enjoy the rain, playing in the water, getting wet and then a warm sleep. But, most of the elder ones in our family would be cursing the beautiful rains. Accustomed to the daily routines and short visits outside, monsoon turned out to be a difficult time for the aged people to live with it. Chances of worsening illness, falls, etc. alert the family members during the rainy days, while most of the elders stick to home safely.
Let us look at some facts about elderly care during monsoon,
- Alert against falls
Researches show that over 65 percent ailments in elder people were due to the falls. Family members or housemaids should ensure that the bathroom and other common areas they use are free of skidding nature. Keeping the elders’ toilet rooms dry will make them feel comfortable. The common areas around the house should also be kept tidy so that the continuous rain won’t lead to slippery.
- Cautious against illness
- Ensure nutritious diet
Due to the frequent rains and wet atmosphere, some people may reduce water intake. Care should be taken to drink plenty of water even in the monsoon. In addition, consuming the local seasonal food will help to stay healthy against the spreading diseases. Safe homeremedies can also be used to stay away from spreading diseases.
- Take occasional outdoor visits