Nurse Next Door, a 24/7 Home Care Service Keeps Seniors Safe on Halloween
Although Halloween has evolved into a fun family nighttime activity for many of us today, it can be full of
anxiety and confusion for seniors. You can do several things to ensure your senior loved ones are happy
with their Halloween experience.
Halloween is a time for children and families to get together and have fun, but it can also be a time of year
when seniors are at risk of being isolated or feeling left out. Older adults might feel unable to participate
in the festivities because of their age, mobility issues, or lack of transportation. Seniors who live alone
may not want to be home by themselves on Halloween, especially if they suffer from anxiety, fear, or
A spokesperson for Nurse Next Door, a home care service in Richmond Hill South, explained,
"Halloween can be a serious health concern for seniors. Creating an environment that's safe and
engaging for older adults can reduce the risks associated with Halloween.”
Halloween Safety Tips for Seniors:
- Be careful about wearing masks, which can impair vision and make it difficult to see in low light
- Always walk with a helper if you're carrying a bag or bucket filled with candy; this will help prevent
trips and falls.
- Wear comfortable shoes to avoid slipping on stairs or wet surfaces.
- Stay clear of moving vehicles and large crowds.
- If you have concerns that your home might not be safe, seek advice from professionals such as your
doctor, elder law attorney or social worker.
Over the years, Halloween has become a fun holiday for everyone, including seniors. Halloween is the
time of year when the veil between the living and the dead is thin. Witches, ghosts, skeletons, and
vampires are said to come out and play on this day. Halloween can also be a major source of injury,
especially amongst seniors. It's important to remember that seniors are at greater risk than younger adults
when it comes to falls, which can be deadly. Halloween decorations—like pumpkins a