Sweltering humidity and temperatures over 90 degrees are dominating our Maryland in home care service areas (Gaithersburg, Help Seniors Beat the Dangers of Summer Heat graphicGermantown, Rockville, Potomac, Silver Spring, Bethesda and beyond) this week. As such, we thought it would be helpful to post some heat beating tips for seniors. If you need in home care, part time assistance or simply some advice call CarePlus Home Health in Gaithersburg, Maryland at (301) 740-8870. We have over 18 years of experience and we are here to help!

Help Seniors Beat the Dangers of Summer Heat

“Summer’s here. And with it come health risks for seniors. Older people are especially vulnerable to heat illnesses, as elaborated on by the Centers for Disease Control. The two biggest risks are heat stroke (extremely serious) and heat exhaustion (milder than heat stroke but still serious). Dehydration and heat cramps are in there, too.

There are several things you can do to help protect your parents from the dangers of baking-high temps.

Make sure they:

  • Are drinking plenty of hydrating fluids, like water, and avoiding dehydrating fluids, like alcohol and caffeinated beverages
  • Limit time in the direct sun and wear hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen…” Continue Reading >>