Senior care experts advise families to protect elderly from summer health dangers
(July 6, 2010) - For most of us, record summer heat means little more than higher cooling bills and more time at the pool - but for aging seniors living on their own, the consequences are far more serious. The summer heat is already taking its toll, and this is just the start of the season.
That's why the senior care experts from Senior Helpers, the nation's fastest growing in-home senior care provider, are advising families to protect aging relatives by putting together a simple Senior Summer Survival Kit. These kits are an easy, inexpensive way to make sure elderly loved ones have what they need to stay safe and comfortable during hot summer days - especially when family members may be off on vacation.
"Whether seniors are traveling themselves or staying on their own while the rest of the family is out of town, it's absolutely vital that aging family members have the resources to be safe, happy and healthy," says Peter Ross, CEO and co-founder of Senior Helpers. "Seniors are far more susceptible to health problems related to summer heat than any other demographic. Taking the time to prepare one of these kits to make sure loved ones have the essentials they need can make all the difference in preventing a serious situation."
Quick Facts - Why is Heat Dangerous for Seniors?
The amount of water retained by the body decreases substantially with age.
As a result, seniors are at far greater risk of heat-related health problems such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion, severe sunburn and dehydration.
What's in the `Senior Summer Survival Kit?'
Reusable water bottle to maintain hydration
Copies of all prescriptions and health insurance cards
Phone numbers of health care providers and information concerning chronic health problems
Sunscreen, at least SPF 30, to prevent serious burns
Multivitamins to keep the immune systems strong
Battery operated/hand-held fan in case of power outages and extreme heat
The Senior Summer Survival Kit can be easily purchased and assembled for under $25 in less than 15 minutes.
Most heat-related issues for seniors can be avoided through simple planning and precaution. When it's unbearably hot outside for you and your kids, it's downright dangerous for seniors. Take a few minutes and make sure that mom, dad and any other senior family members have everything they need to be safe this summer. A few minutes of planning and a quick trip to the drug store can make all the difference.
About Senior Helpers:
Senior Helpers connects professional caregivers with seniors who wish to live at home as opposed to a nursing or assisted living facility. The company has 300 franchises in 42 states and one in Canada offering a wide range of personal and companion care services to assist seniors living independently with a strong focus on quality of life for the client and peace of mind for their families. Senior Helpers strives to be the leading companion and personal care provider that offers dependable, consistent and affordable home care. For more information, please visit www.seniorhelpers.com.
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