Quality Of Care in Summer
Summertime can be a bit challenging for seniors. The hot temperatures specially in Houston Tstart to rise, and a lot of precautions need to be taken for our seniors. Keeping our seniors safe from heat and other disturbances they could face during the summertime is very important.
Learn more about the quality care one should take in the summer.
Safety tips for seniors in the summertime
Our senior care partakes in a lot of quality care. Having precautions for our seniors is a must so that they won’t feel discomfort or gain more health challenges. Here are some daily tips as a healthcare provider or a caregiver to have in mind when taking care of loved ones.
- Keeping seniors hydrated
- Using sunscreen and staying out of the sun
- Check signs for stroke
- Give their daily medications
Our elders can’t adjust fast to changes in temperature. Their body can react negatively to sudden temperature changes and could lead to risks.
Heat is stroke is the most common sickness our seniors face. Checking up on them daily for new symptoms is very important to not risk a heat stroke. The symptoms to check are usually, body temperature of 103, dry skin, rapid heartbeat, migraines, dizziness and nausea
Having other precautions for our senior who may be living alone is a must. During summertime everyone is usually outside or at the pool. Protecting our seniors from accidents is important to keep in mind. There are many dangers from the outdoors such as
-Trimming trees and grass
-Insects and snakes
-Wearing hats and sunscreen
All of these are important to watch when you have a loved one as a senior or are a caregiver.
Our senior’s safety comes first. Watching over our seniors should be everyone’s main priority for quality care. Being a friendly neighbor and stopping by to check in or giving them rides or even mowing the lawn for themcan be a good gesture for bettering their living in the summertime.
Houston Hospice care facility make sure that our seniors are well taken care of giving them the quality care they deserve.
Learn more about hospice care benefits for your senior and reach out to us at your preferred time.