How to Keep Cool This Summer

Unsure how to help your elderly loved ones stay safe in the warmer weather? Take a look at our helpful hints for staying safe this summer!

During warm summer months, it’s important to look after your loved ones’ wellbeing. Here are some tips to help ensure the comfort and safety of your loved ones during the summer heat:

🏡 Keep your home cool – Ensure that your loved one’s home is adequately cooled or provide them with fans to help keep the heat at bay.

💧 Stay hydrated – Encourage your loved one to drink plenty of water and provide them with easy access to fluids.

🧴Protect their skin – Apply sunscreen to your loved one’s skin and provide them with hats and loose-fitting clothing to protect them from the sun’s rays.

🪴Limit outdoor activities – During the hottest times of the day, limit your loved one’s outdoor activities and encourage them to stay indoors in a cool, shaded environment.

🧓🏻 Check in regularly – Make sure to check in on your loved one regularly and be on the lookout for signs of heat-related illness, such as dizziness, nausea, and confusion.