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Free Room Thermometers

 

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Don’t let our elderly die of cold!

Winter Deaths are at an all time low,  please help me ensure this continues

I know I  keep sharing this post but that is because I am so passionate about prevent elderly people being unnecessarily unwell or dying.

If you would like to support me in this campaign and feel you could donate some stamps please send them to Caron Sprake, 7 Park Lane, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1TH. I am an individual, not a company or charity and have self-funded my work along with donations for 7 years this April.

Free Room thermometers available again this year. This is my 6th year of distributing them for Age UK as they do seem to forget to promote them! The thermometer card is found in the middle of the “Winter wrapped up guide” which contains heaps of useful ways to stay warm and well when the weather is cold.

All you need to do to have one sent out is leave me a message at the bottom of this post in the comments box. Your address will not be shared publically.

The thermometer card is found in the middle of the “Winter wrapped up guide” which contains heaps of useful ways to stay warm and well when the weather is cold.

Winter is not everyone’s favourite season and as we age cold weather can become a worry. With ageing, older people’s bodies respond differently to the cold leaving them more vulnerable. People with dementia may also find it harder to recognise how cold their home is too.

A little preparation and following some simple suggestions can help them stay healthy and safe in winter months. Keeping warm both inside and out of the home can help reduce the risk of common health problems for the elderly such as chest infections, heart attack, and strokes.
Here is a list of suggestions to help everyone stay warm and well.

  • Have your heating system serviced and if applicable have your chimney swept, if you are in rented accommodation this is your landlord’s responsibility
  • Check your water stop-cock is working properly
  • Check your electric blanket is working or consider buying one
  • Make sure your smoke alarm is working and consider buying a carbon monoxide monitor in case air vents become blocked
  • Make sure you are claiming all the benefits you are entitled to. Age Uk can help with this
  • Wear plenty of layers. Layers trap the warmth and ensure you have warm shoes or boots with a good grip
  • Keep a mixture of salt and sand handy to put on steps or paths in icy weather. Check to see if your local council offer free bags of this mix.
  • Keep a supply of cold and flu remedies in the home and have your flu jab
  • Order repeat prescriptions in good time if bad weather is forecast, many pharmacies will deliver to your door now
  • Keep your cupboards and freezer stocked.
  • Invest in a hot water bottle

 

 

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Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

104 Comments

  1. Hello could I have a free thermometer please my address is 19 beaty house compass rd hull hu67bq thanks

  2. RE my request, my address is Mrs Coleen Cooper, 3 Wentworth Gardens, Palmers Green London, N13 5SW. I have sent my email address. Iwould like a free thermometer.

  3. RE my request, my address is Mrs Coleen Cooper, 3 Wentworth Gardens, Palmers Green London, 13 5SW. I have sent my email address. Iwould like a free thermometer.

  4. Please may I have a thermometer, the one I have from age uk is not working.

  5. Is there any chance I could have up to 50 of these cards for the elderly in my area of North Wales
    We are a voluntary charity no 1122422 we distribute food
    health and well being support in the local villages
    We are worried my elderly are not keeping warm and are giving out comfort and advice packages so these would be ideal additions

  6. Hi, can you please send me 2 x room thermometer cards. I had one but it does not work anymore.

    S. Lang,
    Soroya, 1 Trantor Terrace,
    Inchbroom Pines,
    Lossiemouth,
    iV316FF

  7. Really sorry Emma, I only have a few left and tons of requests. Don’t think Age UK are doing them now either.Worth emailing admin@ageuk.co.uk to see if they can help

  8. Hi could you please send me a free thermometer?
    I’ve just been diagnosed with Raynauds and am waiting other diagnoses for sore patches on hands..due to being cold.
    Our house isnt up to scratch heating wise (were private rent) and I’d like to see what the temperature is in this house. Many thanks.

  9. Please could you send me 1 room thermometer please.
    Ann Williams
    6 Eden Lodges
    Eden Avenue
    Chigwell IG7 5JE
    Thank yiu

  10. Could you please send me the keepwarm pack please Ann 7 ST ANNES ROAD HUYTON LIVERPOOL L36 0XE

  11. Caroncares, please could I have you send me free thermometer? I have not been able to use heating because of the cost many thanks Kelly
    8 Edgar Road Canterbury Kent Ct11nr

  12. My names Emma and i am a care manager and concerned about some of our clients and the warmth of their homes, could you please send me some themometers for our most vulnerable or let me know where i can buy them. Everywhere i have tried are not doing them anymore

  13. Please can I have one thermometers.

    I look after a 103 year old gentleman

    Thank you so much

  14. hi caron is it possible to have 2 of your thermometers please for my parents and in laws they are all over 70 yrs old thank you so very much and keep up the good work x

  15. Did you get some thermometers from Age UK? If you email them orders@ageuk.co.uk – they can send you a box full.

  16. I can indeed and huge apologies for missing your message. Please email me your address to caroncare01@gmail.com and I will get these to you asap. Caron

  17. Could you please send me 2 thermometers for 2 elderly relatives. Thank you in advance.

  18. Hi, I’m housekeeper in sheltered accommodation and would be extremely grateful if you could send me 20 thermometers for the residents so that they can regulate the heating in their flats.
    Thank you
    Vivien
    10 Webster House,
    Sherburn Road,
    Durham
    DH1 2JR

  19. Thank you for your kind words David. My blog is my spare time passion. Please tell others about it, there are over 800 articles there, something for most people. Thermometer is in the post.

  20. Hi Caron
    What a lovely informative blog,
    Could you please send me 1 room thermometer to me to pass on to a strongly independent elderly relative if you are still offering them.
    my address is …..

  21. Hopefully it arrived safely?

  22. I hope you have received your thermometer and also the demo dementia assistance cards.

  23. Its in the post to you Naomi x

  24. Dr Weighell,

    I have sent a thermometer and also some demos of my free dementia assistance cards for your information. Thousands of people with dementia are using them and their families and carers

  25. Hi Caron

    Could I please have a room thermometer for my 77yr old Mum to be posted to:

    Many thanks
    Naomi

  26. I am contacting you in the hope that you will be able to send me a room thermometer so as to be able to show it to my elderly patients who have not come across the device to date.

  27. Hi could I please have a free thermometer for my father in law he is 85

  28. Not sure I posted yours out Chelsea. I will send another just in case x

  29. Could I have a free thermometer. I am 69 years of age thank you. My address is

  30. Hi.

    Can my mum have a thermometer please?

  31. I would be delighted to. Please let me know where to send them. Thank you x

  32. Hi Caron
    If you are able, please will you send me me several thermometers so I am can give them to the most needy and encourage others to consider the need for warmth and apply for a thermometer themselves.
    Thankyou

  33. Hi Caron. I got the link from Facebook. Is it possible to send 2 for mum please? The address is 16 chapel lane You’re a star xx

  34. In the post today Jackie. Thank you for the feedback on the dementia assistance cards xx

  35. In the post to you today Frank.

  36. Hi Caron could I please have a room thermometer.
    The dementia assistance card has been very useful, thankyou for that. My Address is

    Thankyou for all you do x

  37. Can I have 2 please bedroom and living room

  38. Hello Marian, in the post to you today. Just in time as I see temperatures are set to plummit.!

  39. Hello. My father-in-law had a temperature card that showed the temperature in the room and if the heating needed adjusting. If this is what is offered can I have one, please, or information if you know they are available elsewhere. Thanks in advance,

  40. Glad I checked back in here Stuart and good thing it is so mild at the mo. I have made a note of your Fathers address and a room thermometer will be on it’s way to him very soon.

  41. My father is 84 and has asked me to contact you regards the free thermometer
    His address is;
    37 Gisburn Avenue
    Ansdell
    Latham St Anne’s
    FY8 3PB

  42. Thank you for your kind comment, Anna.It is appreciated.Please share this with as many people as you can. I like to think I have played my part in reducing winter deaths.

  43. This is a great list of suggestions, Caron – it will definitely help people get through those long, cold winter months! Free thermometers is a fabulous idea too – if only more people knew about it, I will definitely be spreading the word. Good job!

  44. It is in the post David.

  45. please could my 99 year old mother in law have one of these packs please.
    Mrs D Wilby

    Thank You

  46. They will be on their way in the morning. Thanks for clarifying they are for two homes.

  47. Hi please can I have 4 room theromitas for my Nans home both are cold & need to show them they need heating on/turned up!!

  48. Yes of course Vicky, I have emailed you for your Dads address.

  49. Thank you for contacting me here Joan. A thermometer will be in the post in the morning.

  50. Hello could I have thermoneter to help me keep warm. I forgot to add my address on the last comment I sent…….

  51. Please could I have a thermometer as I feel it would help me know how cold it is in the living room and then I can adjust my fire to help me keep warm. Thank you.
    Joan bell

  52. Hi my dad has just moved in to a bungalow and his living room Sms bedroom are so cold.. the council have been asked to come and check the heating but would it be possible for him to have a room thermometer please? Regards Vicki

  53. Hello Pam, it has gone in the post to you today

  54. Please could I have a free thermometer.
    …..

  55. They will be in the post tomorrow as I need to get them weighed as 2 are too heavy and thick for a standard letter.

  56. Hi, please can I possibly have 2 room thermometers for my dad.

    Mr J Eastick

    Many Thanks

  57. Hello, thanks for the message. I have posted one out to him. Thank you for caring.

  58. Hi I work for a 96 yr old gentleman would it be possible to get a room theometer free as stated he lives at …. many thanks 😁

  59. Please can I have one of the free thermometers
    Thanks very much
    Caroline

  60. thanks for Mums address, thermometer going in the post today.

  61. Gone in the post Susan

  62. Hi Please is it possible for me to have one of the thermometers for a lady I care for. Thank you. Susan Clarke.

  63. Claire, just leave your Mums address and I will send one out to you.

  64. Hello Claire,
    As soon as you are able to let me know your Mum’s address then I will post one of these out to you.

  65. Hi , I have a room thermometer that i got supplied with free my energy provider and my mum is rather keen on one for herself finding it very useful. She is over 70 and wondered if I could get one for her.

  66. I am certainly caring for the elderly again this year. Age UK seem to forget to let people know the thermometers are available and yet winter deaths are at an all time low. Must be me !!!

  67. I would be delighted to. I am away until Tuesday but will get these to you before the 8th. Please let me have your address, You can leave it here and no one will see it.

  68. Hi, We are holding a “Stay Well Stay Warm this winter” event on 8th December encouraging our most vulnerable elderly residents to come along for advice on staying safe and well throughout the winter months. The event is free and we will have specialist advice from Energy Efficiency, Trading Standards and many more. We will also be giving out “winter survival goody bags” as well as offering free refreshments including home made soup on the day. Would you be able to supply us with a number of free room thermometers to put into the goody bags. We anticipate around 30-50 people will attend and anything you could let us have would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks

  69. Hello, Mr and Mrs Adams.

    Yes of course you can, one went in the post today and I will get another off to you tomorrow. Missed the bit where you asked for two.

  70. Please could WE have 2 temperture cards as we have tryed crossroads care who we are registered with in wsm and scottish power but no help so glad some one is thinking of us old ones

    mr and mrs adams
    160 ,
    bs494qx

  71. Hello, would you send a room thermometer to one of my patients, please.

    Many thanks

    Jane

  72. Hello Jane, these have gone in the post to you today.

  73. Please could I have 2 of these one for both for parents which are not living together who are both in there 70’s .
    My address is
    Many thanks Jane

  74. Thanks for emailing me your address. The thermometers will be in the post today.

  75. Please may i have 2 of these thermometers 1 for my mother and 1 fr my nan. I dont know where to put my address.

  76. Could I please get a thermometer? I don’t like putting my address online, could you please email me for it?

    Many thanks,

    Owen

  77. it’s in the post Ken

  78. Hi, I think it’s a good idea to check the temperature in the home, my wife is always feeling cold, but we don’t know what the temperature is. We would love to receive a free thermometer.
    Many thanks

  79. Hi can I have 1 thermometer please? My address is 28

  80. Will do.

    Thanks, Caron.

  81. In the post in the morning. Please spread the word Kelly.

  82. Hi. Could I have three thermometers, please? They would be great for my elderly relatives. My address is 41 Pittsburgh Court, Blaenymaes, Swansea. SA55PF

  83. Its in the post to you Derek.

  84. Please could I have one room thermometer for my mum please ,my name and address is ,Mr Derek Rice,

  85. Cards made and in the post to you in the morning. Please tell others and help me spread the word.Thank you.

  86. Hello,
    Please could I have a room thermometer and a dementia card my address is

    Many thanks
    Jeff

  87. Yes of course. They will be in the post in the morning.

  88. Hi
    Can I have 2 please need 1 for
    My mum and 1 for my mother in
    Law

  89. Hi please could I have a thermometer for my nan. Address is ……. Many thanks

  90. Hello Laura,
    They have just gone in the post to you now. Thank you for your kind words and please help me spread the word about Caron Cares. Have you seen the dementia assistance cards? Totally free to make and useful for anyone with dementia and their carers.

  91. Please can I order 2 for mine and my husband’s mothers?
    Thanks for the work you do to raise the awareness of age related problems.
    Laura Webb

  92. Hi I’m looking for room thermometer’s for the elderly service users I would need 4 , I wondered if you have them or know where I can get thanks

  93. Hi, Lauren, yes of course. It will be in the post in the morning. Please tell others about them and Caron Cares…..and the Dementia assistance cards which are also FREE. http://www.dementiaassistancecard.com.

  94. Hello can you send me a free room thermometer to 13 sloane way thetford norfolk ip243je mrs l whittred

  95. Hello Donna it is in the post to you. Thank you for contacting me at Caron Cares and please help spread the word about the blog and the thermometers.

  96. Hi could you send a thermometer to 119 albatross ave ………thank you x

  97. Hi
    Please could you send me a room thermometer to 16 Bel………..Bristol BS….
    Many thanks
    Maisie

  98. It is in the post. Please help me spread the word about Caron Cares and the free room thermometers

  99. Hello,
    Could I please get a room thermometer to:
    Mr North

    I can reimburse you with postage costs.
    Thank you

  100. You are welcome Deborah. It will be in the post in the morning. Just to let you know about a new project the Dementia Assistance Card They are FREE and fully editable so if you know anyone who may benefit from one please let them know about it. Thank you for your support.

  101. Please could you send me a free room temperature thermometer to
    ………
    Norwich
    Norfolk

    Many thanks

  102. It will be in the post in the morning. Please help me spread the word about the room thermometers and Caron Cares. Thank you .

  103. Please could you send a room thermometer to 2 Two Mile ………. Many many thanks.

  104. hi
    I was looking for simple room thermometers for our residents to use in our care home, I have previously been able to get them from southern electric but don’t seem to be able to get them any more .
    I would be needing around 40.
    I wondered if you have them or a contact how I can get them
    thanks your help
    Sharon welsh

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