According to the CDC, over 600 Americans die every year from heat-related illnesses- including many seniors. If you’re an informal caregiver here are several ways to keep your aging in place loved one cool, hydrated and comfortable all summer long.
Summer is the season to travel and enjoy the great outdoors. But spending time outside is a little more complicated for seniors. They are vulnerable to conditions and reactions that younger adults simply don’t experience. It’s vitally important to help seniors get out of the house and spend time getting some fresh air. But, remember these 5 things before you spend any extended time outside in the hot summer elements with a senior citizen.