Heat Wave

August 24, 2023

Florida has been experiencing a heat wave that has broken several records for the hottest summer ever recorded. Heat can be very dangerous for older adults, especially if they have chronic health conditions or take certain medications. Just Like Family Home Care can help seniors during high heat index by providing them with various services and support. Some of the ways a Just Like Family Home Care can help are:

  1. Monitor health and well-being of seniors who are at risk of heat-related illnesses, such as those with chronic conditions, medications, or cognitive impairment. Just Like Family Home Care can check on seniors regularly, assess their symptoms, and provide appropriate care or referrals.
  2. Educate seniors and their family members about the dangers of extreme heat and how to prevent and treat heat-related illnesses. Just Like Family Home Care can provide information and tips on how to stay cool, hydrated, and safe during hot weather.
  3. Provide assistance with daily activities that may be difficult or unsafe for seniors to perform in the heat, such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, shopping, or transportation. Just Like Family Home Care can help seniors reduce their exposure to heat and avoid using appliances that generate heat.
  4. Offer companionship and social support to seniors who may feel isolated or lonely during hot weather. Just Like Family Home Care can help seniors stay connected with their family, friends, and community, and provide them with emotional support and comfort.

If you or someone you know is a senior who needs help during high heat index, you can contact Just Like Family Home Care to find out what services we offer, and how we can assist you. Stay cool!