We at Amerihome Health Care want to wish you a Healthy and Safe Summer. We look forward to seeing you back next year.
March and April were busy and exciting months for us. Time sure does fly. We wanted to let you know you to know what’s been going on at Amerihome. We have increased our number of Patient’s know that we are able to offer them Veterans Assistance In most instances the patients didn’t realize that if they had a spouse that passed who was a vet, as a spouse they were still entitled to VA Assistance. If you have any questions or think you may be entitled to compensation, don’t even guess, just give us a call and you may be pleasantly surprised. That has been the case for many of our new clients.
Summer Tips for Seniors: For Seniors in particular, heat and humidity can be especially dangerous.
- Seek out shade. Seniors should avoid prolonged exposure to the sun when the temperature reaches 90 degrees or above, choosing a shady spot or only venturing outside in the early morning or in the early evening when the sun begins to set.
- Wear sunscreen. Whether in the shade or the sun, seniors should always cover exposed skin with a layer of a broad-spectrum sunscreen, which blocks both UVB and UVA rays.
- Keep drinking. Even if a senior doesn’t feel thirsty, it’s important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic beverages, such as plain water and clear fruit juice.
- Dress accordingly. Large-brimmed hats and light colors, to reflect the sun rather than absorb it, will keep seniors most comfortable when outdoors in warmer weather.
- Stay cool. After spending time outdoors in the summer, resting in an air-conditioned environment, taking a tepid bath or shower, or even placing cool, damp cloths over the ankles, wrists and neck will help seniors cool down comfortably and safely.
Find a home care provider like Amerihome Healthcare. Our professional in-home caregivers, are adept at keeping seniors safe and comfortable all year long, in a variety of ways. Our Caregivers can:
- Keep seniors socially involved and engaged, even while staying in the comfort of home.
- Run errands, take care of grocery shopping, pick up prescriptions and more, allowing seniors to avoid the need to go out when the weather becomes dangerously hot.
- Ensure that seniors are staying hydrated, and keep an eye out for any warning signs of heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat syncope, and other serious heat-related conditions.