heating in the home

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heating in the home

An NHS and Social Services phrase used in the context of safeguarding vulnerable adults, especially the elderly, for the basic human need for warmth, which is a key contributor to health and a sense of well-being. Homes with uncomfortably low temperatures, shabby appearance, and little or no food are red flags that may signal physical abuse to health visitors.
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'It is very crucial for the elderly to cuddle under the blanket for warmth in winter.
Penney, Kmart, Macy's Sears, Target and Walmart before the holidays found a variety of promotions for top-of-the-bed products that provide extra warmth in winter. Whether the product is plugged into the wall or simply has more fill, retailers made their case for drawing consumers into their stores to help relieve their nighttime chills.