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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

56 Comments

  1. 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

  2. Can I have 2 please bedroom and living room

  3. 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,

  4. 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

  5. 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!

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

    Thank You

  7. 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.

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

    Mr J Eastick

    Many Thanks

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

  10. 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 😁

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

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

  13. Gone in the post Susan

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

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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 !!!

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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

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

    Many thanks

    Jane

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

  25. 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

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

  27. 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.

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

    Many thanks,

    Owen

  29. it’s in the post Ken

  30. 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

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

  32. Will do.

    Thanks, Caron.

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

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

  35. Its in the post to you Derek.

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

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

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

    Many thanks
    Jeff

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

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

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

  42. 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.

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. 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.

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

  47. 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.

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

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

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

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

    I can reimburse you with postage costs.
    Thank you

  52. 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.

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

    Many thanks

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

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

  56. 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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