The service of professional and compassionate home health aides, like those you will find at Friends for Life Homecare Service, can play an important role in the quality of life that you or your loved ones enjoy. But there are lots of other things you can – and should – do to ensure the health and wellbeing of every member of your family.
If you are among the many who bemoan the end of daylight savings time every year, you had better get in as much late afternoon sunshine as you can this month. On the other hand, if are looking forward to the day when you don’t have to get up in the dark, you won’t have long to wait.
Daylight savings time officially ends on Saturday, November 1. That’s when we all turn our clocks back an hour before going to bed. And, according to fire officials and home safety experts, there is something else you should do to usher in the end of daylight savings time.
Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries
For years, Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) traditionally have teamed up to encourage us to get in the habit of putting fresh batteries in our smoke alarms at the same time that we set our clocks back.
The Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery campaign provides a great reminder of the importance of smoke alarms – and the need to keep them in good working order.
As the IAFC says, “The smoke detector remains among the most important battery-powered home devices. A recent study showed that 71 percent of smoke alarms that failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries. Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire nearly in half.”
Here at Friends for Life Homecare Service, we want you and your entire family to feel safe and comfortable in your own home. Sometimes making that happen only requires a reminder to change the batteries in your smoke detector. When home health care services are needed to ensure that feeling of safety and security, please contact us.