Tips To Ensure Seniors’ Safety This Summer


Summer season is coming and it’s certainly the time to enjoy outdoors. But, have you ensure your health and safety? In the retirement age, summer’s UV rays and heat can bring many dangers. Sunburn, dehydration and heat exhaustion are to name a few. But, enjoying summer is also important right? To enjoy this season to the fullest, all you need to do is protect yourself from potential dangers.

Here are a few tips to help you out.

Stay hydrated – Drink plenty of liquid to keep yourself hydrated. Drink lots of water, juices, and it’s better to avoid caffeinated or alcoholic drinks that just cause dehydration. You may become less aware of your thirst due to aging, so drink water often. Don’t wait to feel thirsty.

Dress appropriately – Dress appropriately to protect your skin from damage caused by sun. Wear lighter colors in natural, breathable fabrics to help you beat the summer heat. Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful rays and preserve your vision.

Avoid sun exposure for long periods – If possible, avoid staying out in the sun for long periods, especially between peak hours (10am to 3pm). Stay in shade and wear hats when needed. And, apply sunscreen before going out.

Speak to your physician first – With changing season, you may have to make changes in your diet, medication or lifestyle. Talk to your physician and get their advice on your health, medical conditions and medication to make this season easier for you.

If you need help in managing daily living, then hire in home care services from a recognized firm in Mayer or surrounding areas. Caregivers can help you with medication reminders, clothing selection, meals etc.