Summer Safety Tips for Elderly

Posted by Cedars on June 15, 2016

Summer Safety Tips for Elderly

  • Stay Hydrated. Seniors are more susceptible to dehydration than younger people because they lose their ability to conserve water as they age. They also become less aware of their thirst and have difficulty adjusting to temperature change.
  • Talk to your Doctor. Check with your medical team to make sure any medications you are on won’t be affected by higher temperatures.
  • Keep Cool.  Even small increases in temperature can shorten the life expectancy for Seniors who are coping with chronic medical conditions.
  • Stay in touch. High temperatures can be life threatening, so communication with the elderly is important.
  • Meet your neighbors. Get in touch with those who live in your neighborhood and learn a bit about them and their schedules.
  • Know who to call. Prepare a list of Emergency numbers to call and have easy access.
  • Wear the right stuff. Dress the weather.

 

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Senior Summer Safety

Posted by Cedars on June 10, 2015

Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

  1. Drink plenty of fluids. Aim to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water per day.
  2. Turn on your Air conditioning: Air conditioning is important when it is hot and humid outside.
  3. Be and early bird or a night owl: The sun is strongest between 10am and 4pm.

Cedars of Austin uses Hydration Stations through out the living facility to ensure wherever you are you can hydrate.

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