Helping to prevent winter deaths and illnesses associated with cold homes
A quick guide for home care managers
Published: November 2019
For a vulnerable person, living in a cold home increases their chance of serious illness or death. They are at higher risk of a heart attack or stroke, breathing problems, flu, depression and falls.
Home care managers need to ensure that care staff can recognise people at risk and that they know how to document and share concerns appropriately.
The guide covers:
- Recognising a hard-to-heat home
- Identifying those most at risk
- Making every contact count
- Being part of a successful discharge home