Heat Wave Concerns The Elderly


Hot weather can be dangerous for children and pets, but one senior care service says we should remember our elders too.

Home Instead Senior Care in Topeka says the elderly are often the most vulnerable to severe heat because their bodies cannot adjust to it as well as younger people.

To help seniors combat the heat, keep fluids like water easily accessible in each room, stay out of the sun during the hottest times of the day, keep the blinds pulled during the day, save household chores for evenings and seek medical care immediately if a senior shows heat-related illness symptoms like headache, nausea or vomiting.

Posted by Greg Palmer

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