Improve Air Quality At Home: Breath Easy With Senior Care In Oakville, ON
In response to Environment Canada’s recent Air Quality Advisories, today’s post explains how our senior care teams improve air quality at home.
Read on to learn how we can keep your loved ones safe while they shelter indoors, or call (905)-592-4886 to begin your senior care consultation now.
Oakville Seniors At-Risk: Lower Air Quality Hazardous To 65+
As a result of the smoke produced by 107 wildfires burning in the province’s northwest region, Environment Canada issued special air quality advisories late last month. The advisories warned that high levels of air pollution could cause symptoms, such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches, and shortness of breath. They further cautioned sensitive groups, such as children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory and cardiac problems, to shelter indoors.
This map from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources shows active forest fires burning July 19, 2021.
At the time of writing, the wildfires are mostly under control, but Environment Canada’s Air Quality Health Index still rates Oakville at Moderate Risk.
Until we return to Low Risk, seniors are advised to take precautions and shelter indoors where possible. But if the air quality in the home care environment is poor, you could be doing just as much harm. That’s where our senior care team can help.
Improve Air Quality At Home: 5 Ways Senior Care Can Help
As part of our all-around commitment to improving senior care, comfort, and quality of life, we offer a number of services to improve air quality at home, including:
- Assisting with proper ventilation. Removing stale indoor air and eliminating indoor air pollutants is critical for keeping seniors healthy at home. Even when outdoor air quality dips, our senior care team can buy and set up fans, keep baseboards or heating vents clear of clutter, move furniture away from walls to encourage air flow, and ensure kitchen and bathroom vents are used at all times.
- Test air quality at home. Our senior care team can either purchase a do-it-yourself radon/air quality test kit or help you schedule a visit from a radon/air quality measurement professional.
- Keep detectors working. Every home should have a smoke and carbon monoxide detector on each floor, adjacent to each sleeping area. Whether you need someone to purchase, install, or maintain yours, all you have to do is ask your senior care team.
- Change furnace and air-conditioner filters. Our senior care team is happy to help with light home maintenance, including purchasing and changing your filters.
- Limit indoor air pollution. One of the best ways to improve air quality in the home care environment is to prevent it from worsening in the first place. By keeping certain kinds of paints, adhesives, and cleaning products out of the home (e.g. choosing low-VOC paints only), and making sure to knock the dust off any items before they cross the threshold, our senior care team helps your loved ones breathe easy.
Breathe Easy: Book A Free Senior Care Consultation In Oakville, ON
Always Best Care proudly serves families throughout Oakville, ON and all the surrounding communities, including:
- Dundas, and beyond
To learn more about how our senior care team can help your loved ones live carefree, call (905)-592-4886 or fill out the short contact form on the Always Best Care website.