Fall Alert Your Guide to Medical Alerts

Safety tips for seniors during the hot summer!

by admin on July 29, 2013

During an extra hot summer, seniors, small children, and people with certain conditions should be extra careful. The summer heat doesn’t just make you sweat or give you a sunburn, it can also be a serious health risk if you don’t take it seriously. As you know, using fall alert system in your home can be a great way to get help quickly when you have an emergency. Ideally though, you’d prefer to prevent potential emergencies by taking the appropriate precautions. So during the summer, here are a few easy steps for seniors with medical alerts: 1. Drink lots of fluids! Of course, during the heat it is important to be properly hydrated. Avoid drinking alcohol or caffeinated beverages because they can dehydrate your body! This step may seem like a no-brainer, but did you know that many aging seniors begin to lose their feeling of thirst? Your body could be in a greater need of water than you think. 2. Wear appropriate clothing and use sunscreen! Lightweight, light-colored, and loose-fitting clothing works the very best! Do you also own a good hat for keeping the sun off of you? Having a sunburn affects your ability to cool down and dehydrates you as well! So when possible, use lots of sunscreen! 3. Keep cool by staying indoors! If you don’t have A/C, you could take a couple hours out of your day to visit the grocery store, a mall, or the library. But the best way to stay cool, is to stay out of the sun altogether. Now, if you have one of these fall alert systems, don’t be afraid to use it. Even if you are just feeling dizzy or off, you can certainly press that button. Your fall alert system can be an effective way to get in touch with family, friends or neighbors to come check on you without expending a lot of energy!

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