Spring and summer do have a way of making you want to spend the entire day outdoors. If you are reading this, you might be one of the eager few who likes soaking in the heat from the sun. However, there are a couple of things you need to be careful of.
Our skilled nursing services make it possible for our patients to roam freely with the assistance and surveillance they need to keep themselves safe.
Take responsibility for your health by following these outdoor safety tips.
- Know that the older you get, the harder it is for you to regulate internal temperature
Make sure to keep yourself cool, comfortable, and at ease.
- Water is life
Hence, when outside, it is important to keep yourself hydrated. Carry your own bottle of refreshments with you and don’t let yourself get parched.
- Sunscreen is always a good idea
Sunburns can lead to a lot of health issues, especially in elderly adults. Protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun.
- When sitting down, sit in the shade
It would also be wise to carry with you and umbrella, in case there isn’t any shade in the area.
- Wear the appropriate clothing for the weather
Something light, breezy, and comfortable.
Others might find it hard to do all these by themselves, but luckily, we have a solution for you. We offer personal care in Washington for residents in need.