Summer time can be a time for outdoor fun in the sun and a better time than the winter to get our loved ones out enjoying the fresh air and the outdoors. Unfortunately, the heat and sun can be dangerous if precautions are not taken. Here are a few tips and reminders for summer safety for your loved ones and you!
– Stay Hydrated! Especially when going outdoors.
– Check in! Make sure someone is available to check in on your loved ones on especially hot days.
– Know the signs! Look for dry, flushed skin or changes in behaviors. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, call a doctor right away!
“Elderly individuals have a harder time knowing when they are dehydrated and their bodies have more difficulty regulating their temperatures,” said Dr. Ronan Factora of the Cleveland Clinic in a Care.com Summer Safety Tips article that has more summer tips for . “As a result, they are more prone to heat .”
Also check out our own Caregiving Chronicles blog for a Q&A on the subject of summer safety tips for caregivers for more advice.