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Why Do Seniors Often Feel Physically Cold?

8 March 2023

Why Do Seniors Often Feel Physically Cold? - Athens, GA

Welcome back to our assisted living and memory care blog here at Manor Lake. As we get older, we start reaching for sweaters more often, shivering (even when you think you should be warm), or maybe turning up the thermostat more often than not. Is it really getting that much colder every year, or is it something else?

As we get older, we often feel colder at temperatures we were once comfortable. There are a few causes of this, including thinning skin, slower blood circulation, or even side effects of medication. Age isn’t the only cause of feeling colder. It can also be related to several medical conditions such as anemia or even diabetes.

It can even be your own residence contributing to the problem. With the rising costs of heating and other bills, many seniors find they’d rather wear a sweater and be a little cold rather than turn up the heat to a comfortable temperature. But this can risk hypothermia or other temperature-related issues and lead to other problems.

Professional assisted living services is an option to consider if any of this sounds familiar. Being in a community like ours here at Manor Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care here in Athens gives you the option of being surrounded by a caring team that can help with medical concerns and daily needs. And, you get to avoid most utility fees, so you can dial up that heat and be as comfortable as desired! And we want you to feel comfortable calling us anytime for advice!