Let us all remember to check on the elderly in our community, during the summer months, especially those we care for. Make sure our seniors are staying hydrated and keeping cool during the hot summer weathers.
What to Look Out For
As a caregiver, make sure you know the signs to look out for especially with the elderly who are more prone to heat strokes. According to the CDC, here are some of the symptoms to watch out for:
- High body temperature (103 °F or higher)
- Hot, red, dry, or damp skin
- Loss of consciousness
- Fast, strong pulse
What to Do
If you spot any of these symptoms while caregiving, make sure to call 911 right away. Try moving the person to a cooler place or directing a fan towards them to help keep them cool. Use cool cloths or a cool bath to help lower their temperature. Make sure not to give the person anything to drink.
We are Here for YOU
As always, we want to make sure you that you are ok as well so if you feel you may be suffering from a heat stroke make sure to seek immediate medical attention and call us. Even in the case of those you care for, make sure to report any incidents to us, and remember that we are here for you. We hope you all have a safe and enjoyable summer ahead!