Most people find summer fun and relaxing. However, the heat and the sun do not go all friendly with the older members of our society. For elders and their caregivers, here are great tips on how to enjoy this summer:
Exercise the right way.
There are people who enjoy the outdoors so much. Are you or is your senior guilty of being one? Do you or does he or she enjoy outdoor activities like gardening and walking? That is good! But because it is summer, you would have to think of a strategy to enjoy outdoor activities while avoiding the sun.
You have to wear appropriate clothing. Other than that, you also have to make sure to wear protective gear. Do not forget to keep track of the time. Avoid going out especially when the sun is high. The safest times to go out are: (1) early in the morning and (2) late in the afternoon. Always put that in mind.
Do not encourage bugs.
Bugs, they are everywhere during the summer season! These little creatures are not friendly to us, especially to the elders. They are not only disgusting. They also bring viruses and harmful bacteria.
This summer, avoid bugs by using bug spray. If you are fond of going out at night, never forget to carry your bug spray with you. With your handy tool, you get to be mosquito free! Why mosquitoes? You know, they have always been notorious for carrying viruses around and distributing them to their hosts.
Keep away from hyperthermia
Hyperthermia is a condition where the body is exposed to warm environments. This can make a person’s body have an abnormally high temperature. Symptoms of this condition include:
Body temperature reaches 104o F
Sudden change of behavior
Dry and flushed skin
Heavy breathing or rapid pulse
Inability to sweat even in high temperatures
It is easy to avoid getting hyperthermia, but not as easy for the older individuals. You see, the more we grow old, the greater chances our body will fail at telling us that we are thirsty. That is why older folks are prone to getting heat stroke.
Protect your eyes
Our eyes are the last to develop when we are still young. Yet, it is the first one to go when we are already older. Take care of your eyes this summer by wearing sunglasses.
Those are just some of the summer tips the older adults need to worry about. Helping Angels Home Health Care, Inc. is a Non-Medical Home Care in Virginia. We specialize in giving Home Care to our elders who want to remain independent during their retirement.
Blogs, content and other media uploaded online are for informational purposes only. Contents on this website should not be considered medical advice. Readers are strongly encouraged to visit their physician for health-related issues.