As the temperatures continue to climb, it's important to keep tabs on safety tips to employ this season. Seniors are especially vulnerable to heat-related complications, so keep these additional tips in mind!
Wear the Right Stuff -- When it's warm out, some people find natural fabrics, like cotton, to be cooler than synthetic fibers. Fill your summer wardrobe with light-colored and loose-fitting clothes to be cooler and more comfortable.
Talk to Your Doctor -- Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure that current medications aren't affected by higher temperatures -- especially if your home isn't air-conditioned. Some medications are less effective if stored at temperatures higher than 78 degrees Fahrenheit.
Meet Your Neighbors -- Get in touch with those who live in your neighborhood and learn a bit about them and their schedules. If you are elderly, see if a younger neighbor can come by and check on you occasionally to make sure everything is all right.
Know the Risks of Hyperthermia -- Be particularly cautious about abnormally high body temperatures -- a condition known as hyperthermia. Heat stroke is an advanced form of hyperthermia that can be life-threatening.