Did you know that 40% of deaths from the heat are in people 65 years and older?
Knowing and following summer safety guidelines can literally be a matter of life and death!
One of the first things I learned when moving to a sunny climate is that in the sun, a car’s inside temperature can climb 40 degrees in 10 minutes. So it can quickly become dangerously hot inside a car parked in the sun.
Add to this that elders are more susceptible to changes in temperature than younger folks for a variety of reasons, and you can see why the heat can be dangerous in the summer. The good news is that when you’re prepared, you don’t have to think in the middle of an emergency or urgent condition.
It’s easy to get distracted when you’re overwhelmed by caregiving. But there can be subtle increases in temperature from the rising heat outside or from malfunctioning air conditioning that can lead to living spaces becoming dangerously hot without warning.
That’s why our last webinar was “Lifesaving Caregiving Summer Safety Tips.” You can find out more about them, and get an hour packed with information including a free handout by clicking here.
From my heart to yours… Laugh Well, Love Well and Live Well!
Ina Gilmore, M.D.
P.S. Have you scheduled your Complimentary Caregiving Challenges and Solutions Session yet? Just use the form in the upper right sidebar to schedule yours. It only takes a moment!