Summer is the time for getting outside and soaking up the warmth of the sun. Often, we head out the door determined to enjoy a concert, a walk, or a picnic without considering how quickly we can become dehydrated. Seniors are at a higher risk of dehydration and should always take steps to protect themselves. The most common dangers of low water intake include urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney failure, heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and in extreme cases, even death. The good news is you, and your loved one can prevent dehydration with a few simple steps.
Beat the heat when you increase fluid intake and dress lightly. Get help to ensure your senior avoids dehydration when you cannot be there, by enlisting the services of a senior caregiver from Home Instead Senior Care [City]. We support you and your family with several service options, including nutritious food, companion care, respite care and more. Let us assist your senior so they can remain safe and comfortable at home.
If you care for your aging parent or are living life at home on your own terms, the proper steps must be taken to avoid the danger of dehydration. Here are a few:
Beat the effects of the summer heat by increasing fluid intake and staying out of direct sunlight. The team at Home Instead Senior Care understands the nuances of senior care diets and are ready to aid families and their loved ones with a variety of home care services and resources. We can help you and your aging parent. We have several tailored service plans to fit your family’s needs.
Call us at (416) 239-2200 to schedule a no-obligation, in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality senior care we deliver each day to families in our Etobicoke area.