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Heat Stroke in Older Adults

When the summer heat rises, it affects older adults more than the rest of us.

Why? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that:

  • Older adults do not adjust as well as young people to sudden changes in temperature.
  • They are more likely to have a chronic medical condition that changes normal body responses to heat.
  • They are more likely to take prescription medicines that impair the body’s ability to regulate its temperature or that inhibit perspiration.

Read more about the signs and symptoms of heat-related stress and how you can protect your elderly loved ones by reading the CDC’s article “Heat Stress in Older Adults.”

Are you a long distance caregiver? A geriatric care manager or aging life care manager can help check on your loved one when the heat rises. Contact Care is There for assistance with loved ones who live in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, or Staunton Virginia or Overland Park Kansas. For geriatric care managers or aging life care professionals in other locations, consult the Aging Life Care Association.

For more articles like this, see: Long Distance Caregiving, Resources for Central Virginia, Aging in Place

Do you need help managing the care of an elderly loved one in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, or Staunton Virginia or in Kansas City or Overland Park, Kansas?

Contact us at Care is There Geriatric Care Management for a free consultation: 800.434.1633 or info@careisthere.com. We specialize in geriatric care management, support for independent living, assisted living enhancement, Aging Life Care™ services, and peace of mind for long distance caregivers.

AGING LIFE CARE™ is a trademark of the Aging Life Care Association. Only ALCA members are authorized to use this term to identify their services. See the Team page of CareisThere.com for a list of our associates, and look for the Aging Life Care logo on the bio pages of our ACLA members.