Summertime means you and your loved one want to go outside and either work in the garden or the yard. However, this comes with some risks that you need to safeguard against.
The tools you use in the yard have spent the winter in the garage, but your loved ones’ ability to use them may have changed during that time. If they have shaky hands or an altered sense of balance, it can turn those garden tools into dangers. Before you start outdoor work, you should both talk about any new limitations your loved ones may have with everything from the lawnmower to a garden rake. It’s best to have this conversation before they mistake weed killer for fertilizer or injure themselves with a pair of gardening shears. This is especially true if they now need elder home care services due to a chronic illness.
For more tips and recommendations, visit the CDC website on gardening: http://www.cdc.gov/family/gardening/.
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