Stay Safe With These Simple Summer Tips

Whether you live for the dog days of summer or not, keeping yourself safe and healthy in the heat is essential to your well-being. Keep these tips in mind to help you beat the heat.

Drink Plenty Of Water

It’s a simple tip that makes all the difference. Seniors are more prone to dehydration as their bodies don’t conserve water as efficiently, and their sense of thirst isn’t as keen. Drink at least eight glasses of water a day.

Dress To Impress

Keep clothing light in color and fabric. Cotton and linen material won’t hold excessive heat. Wearing hats will protect your head and neck from sunburn, and sunglasses will protect your eyes from UV damage. Apply sunscreen with at least 30 SPF 15 minutes before you head outside.

Find Some Shade

Lounging in the shade will prevent sunburn, especially during peak hours of the day. Stay out of the sun or plan your activities outside of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Direct sunlight is intense during this time, so take a break before you get back to work.

Know The Signs Of Heat Stroke

Seek medical attention immediately if you experience hyperthermia or heat stroke since these conditions come on fast and can have dangerous implications. Symptoms include:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Body temperature over 104°
  • Confusion or agitation
  • Headache

Stay In Touch

Check in with your loved ones twice a day during the summer heat to stay connected and safe. If you’re going to work outside or go for a walk, take someone with you. Friends and family may notice signs of heatstroke you miss, and you’ll enjoy the company.

Embassy Healthcare wants to ensure seniors are safe and healthy during the summer. Call 888-975-1379 or contact us online to learn more about our services and communities.