Staying Safe in the Summer

June 26, 2023, 11:49 pm

While we all look forward to having fun in the sun, people of all ages should be cautious of heat-related illnesses during the heat of summer.

Health problems such as cardiovascular, lung, or kidney disease; being on several prescription medications at the same time; taking medications such as diuretics, sedatives, or some heart and high blood pressure medications may make it harder for the body to cool itself; and living in places without air conditioning or fans are factors that put older adults at an increased risk of heat-related illness or death.

Below are some tips for recognizing signs of hyperthermia and tips to prevent hot-weather illness provided by the National Institute on Aging (NIH):

If you need help keeping your home cool this summer, you may contact:

Family Support Division at 855-373-4636 to see if you qualify for energy assistance. Contracted agencies may also provide emergency services such as emergency lodging, heating/cooling replacement or repair, or window air conditioners.



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