Beat the Summer Heat with In Home Senior Care

During the brutally hot summer months, you may worry about your loved one’s safety while they live independently in their home.  For aging seniors, dealing with the summer heat requires little more planning than simply waiting out the hot months indoors in the air conditioning.  Most seniors will express a strong desire to remain independent and live with dignity in their home for as long as possible.  You can count on the compassionate and dependable service of Senior Helpers of Chattanooga to provide in home senior care service to your elderly loved one.  In home senior care provides peace of mind, especially in the summer’s sizzling heat wave. 

Soaring temperatures and triple digit heat indices may be keeping you inside more than usual this year, but for aging seniors, dealing with the summer heat requires a little more planning than simply waiting it out indoors.  One of the best things you can do to protect your aging parents and other senior loved ones from this summer’s sizzling heat wave is to prepare a personal summer survival kit. You can count on the experienced and highly trained staff at Senior Helpers of Chattanooga to walk you through the necessary items needed to guarantee your loved one can live independently and safely in their home. 

Overly hot temperatures can lead to dehydration and potential heat stroke.   Elderly loved ones need to take extra precaution when the days are especially hot.  One way to beat the heat is to take the opportunity to stay indoors in the air conditioning.  The dog days of summer are great for working on those house projects that have been put aside while the weather is nice.  Take the time to organize those cluttered closets and remove unused items in the home that might otherwise be a trip hazard.  It is important to take many breaks and prevent your elderly one from overextending their energy.  In home help can be particularly useful for this type of household project. 

When family outings and other social events such as weddings and graduations call for time spent outdoors, it is important to help an elderly loved one to beat the heat.   Remind your loved one to wear loose, breathable layers like cotton.   A sun hat can also help to prevent sunburn on the skin.  Bring an umbrella to help provide shade if trees or a canopy is not available at the event.  It is important that your loved stay hydrated.  Remind them to drink plenty of fluids while outdoors and find shade whenever possible.  If there is a building nearby, help them to take breaks in air conditioning to keep cool.  Many senior loved ones wish to remain active in their family activities as much as physically possible.  In home help can provide the necessary reminders for staying cool so they are able to participate in these memorable functions and still beat the heat. 

If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent in-home elderly help and the many benefits of professional in home senior care or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers of Chattanooga to speak to a senior care specialist today 423-710-1500!   The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran.   In home senior care and in home assisted living allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Chattanooga provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Chattanooga, Cleveland, Signal Mountain, Hixson, Red Bank, and Ooltewah, Tennessee.

 




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