As the weather heats up, it’s important for our elderly and vulnerable service users to keep cool and comfortable, as high temperatures can become dangerous for them. With the help of our carers, we’ve put together a list of top tips you or an elderly relative, friend or neighbour can use to stay cool in the heat:
- Turn off non-essential lights and electrical equipment, such as computers and printers, to avoid generating additional heat
- Keep curtains closed to block out heat
- If possible, sleep in a cooler room at night
- Eat cooler foods such as salads and drink plenty of water
- Avoid too much physical activity as it can cause you to over heat
- If going outside, always wear a hat and sunglasses.