28 June 2018
Older people living alone urged to take care in the hot weather
Managers from Anchor care homes in Stoke on Trent are today urging older people living alone in the community to take extra care in the hot weather.
Staff at the care homes will be taking extra steps to ensure that the residents are staying cool and keeping hydrated in the heat.
Tracey said risks of dehydration and heat stroke among older people are high in the hot weather.
She said: “Anchor is urging the wider community to keep a close eye on elderly neighbours and their older relatives who may live alone and are more vulnerable in the heat.
Richard advised, “We recommend older people stay hydrated and keep out of the
sunlight as much as possible. In these temperatures it’s important to avoid caffeinated drinks as they are dehydrating. Drink plenty of cold fluids like water and fruit juices.
“Try to avoid hot meals where possible and instead eat salads and fruit, as these foods are water based so will help you stay hydrated.”
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