With the festive period approaching, families across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby are being urged to look out for the elderly and plan ahead for Christmas and the New Year in order to stay well.
Many winter illnesses eventually clear up on their own, so there is not always a need to see a GP for treatment. They can be treated at home using over-the-counter products that are available from your local pharmacy.
Check if elderly neighbours, friends and relatives have enough food and drink over the festive period as well as popping in to check they’re not lonely. As older people are more at risk of falls – particularly when the paths outside are icy, they may need help getting to local health services to pick up prescriptions or get to appointments.
Tips on how to look out for the elderly and opening times for GPs and Pharmacies in Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby area are available here.