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Prevent dehydration, heat exhaustion or heat stroke in elders

Posted Jun 03 2012 12:00am

Heat can be a killer. Rarely does a summer pass when we don't read about social workers in large cities trying to find isolated elders and get them into air conditioning, since many seniors are living on tight budgets and can't afford this so called luxury. For these seniors, air conditioning, when the city temperatures reach the mid-nineties, is not a luxury. It can be a life saver. Cooler air and plenty of fluids are necessary for our elders' health and welfare. Caregivers must be hyper-vigilant during hot weather to make sure our loved ones have basic heat relief. Hiring an in-home agency can help at this critical time.

Read more about preventing health problems due to heat when you care for an elder:

Purchase Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories – paperback or ebook

 

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