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Summercare For Elders. [Part - I]

 

-:Summer Precautions for Elders and Tips:-


 
The heat of summer is here and it is an important time to follow some  safety tips for elders.

Senior persons are more prone to the effects of heat and at greater risk for dehydration.

According to the CDC(centers for disease control and prevention),elderly people are more at risk because:

 
  • Elderly and Young people do not adjust to sudden changes in temperature.

  • They are more likely to take prescription medicines that impair the body’s ability to regulate its temperature.

  • Elder people are more likely to have a chronic medical condition that changes normal body responses to heat.

 

Here are some elderly safety tips for the summer months:


 
  •     Make sure you want to go outside try to plan activities  when it might be a little cooler.

  •     Swimming and water aerobics are good options for seniors.Move exercise indoors.Consider exercising at a gym,

  •    Walking on a  “mall walking” instead of outdoor walks as well.

  •     Basically the elderly people are lost more fluids and drinking a lot of water is more important.

  •     When losing fluids take soups,fruit juice, soft fruits, vegetables and sports drinks that contain electrolytes.

Summer Skin Care For Elders:



  •  Take plenty of fluids.because it's important to consume food and drink with sodium and potassium to restore electrolyte balance.

  •  Talk with your doctor if you take medications that affect fluid intake, such as Lasix.

  • Stay indoors in cooled spaces as much as possible.Check your loved one’s air conditioning system,

  • Be aware of signs of dehydration, heat exhaustion and sun stroke.

  • When heat is  dangerous levels before do  alternative arrangements.

  • Heat and dehydration may make seniors more prone to dizziness and falls and can increase confusion.

The most common signs of dehydration in the elderly are thirst, confusion, irritability and poor skin elasticity.

Keeping hydrated on a regular basis is the most important preventative measure, and individuals should be encourage to drink fluids

even when not thirsty as thirst may not be triggered until already dehydrated.

 
Summer Hair Care Tips:


 
Sun stroke is the most serious heat-related illness.It occurs when the body’s temperature rises rapidly,than body becomes unable to control its temperature.

Body temperatures rise to 106°F or higher within 10 to 15 minutes.The body loses its ability to sweat, and it is unable to cool down.

Any indication of sun stroke is a medical emergency. Seek immediate medical attention.

Heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not provided.

Warning signs vary but may include the following:

 
  • An extremely high body temperature (above 103°F)

  • Red, hot, and dry skin (no sweating)

  • Rapid, strong pulse

  • Throbbing headache

  • Dizziness

  • Nausea

 

Healthy & Long hair tips from Hina Khan:

   

 
Heat exhaustion is the more mild form of heat-related illness, that can develop after several days

of exposure to high temperatures. Don't forget to check your elders health in summer season.

It is more important to absorvetion of health  and Warning signs vary but may include the following:

 
  • Check  Pulse rate and also Breathing

  • Heavy sweating

  • Tiredness

  • Skin: may be cool and moist

  • Paleness

  • Muscle Cramps

  • Headache

  • Weakness

  • Dizziness

  • Fainting

  • vomiting

 
Summer Tips! (Including: Makeup, Hair, & Skin!):

 

 
 
You Can Help Protect Elderly Relatives And Neighbors Who Are At Risk By:

 
- Visit him/her at least twice a day and watch them for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke

- Take him/her to air-conditioned locations if they have transportation problems

- Assist them in obtaining air-conditioning

- Make sure older adults have access to an electric fan whenever possible.

 
5 Tips to Stay Healthy This Summer:


 
  • Be aware of other summer dangers.Pools can pose a drowning hazard.

  • Safety precautions should be considered if you are caring for a senior in your home with a pool

  • lives alone and has a pool. Consider locks or a safety fence.

  • Similarly, talk with your loved one about alternatives if they handles a lot of the maintenance around the home,

  • such as weeding, cleaning gutters and trimming trees.

  • This may be especially dangerous in the heat, but may also pose general risks for falling and safety.

  • Insect bites and sun exposure are two other summer dangers.

  • Be vigilant about sunscreen and protect against insect bites.If you or someone you know has a bite that seems abnormal,seek medical attention.

  • Consider what extra services might be needed, such as hiring a home care aide to visit or assist with errands or transportation.

  • Make regular calls or visits and talk with family, friends and neighbors about a system for checking in, especially during drastic heat or summer storms.

 


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