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Beating the Heat: How Affordable Care at Home Can Help

  • By Admin on August 15, 2016
  • Living in the tropical climate of Florida is considered a dream to those who seek sunshine, blue skies and a grand supply of warm weather year round. Whether you’ve been born and raised in the “Sunshine State” or have come to call it home later in life, you know just how high the temperatures can rise, especially in the summer months. With thermostats showing results ranging from the mid-eighties to the high-nineties, it’s important to follow guidelines to stay safe during times of excessive heat.

    However, this can be difficult for those in need of daily assistance. Certain health conditions, mobility issues and memory loss can interfere with being able to keep oneself comfortable whether inside or outside of the home. When the need to keep your body temperature stable is not met, the risk of potential health hazards increases. Such hazards can include:

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    • Dehydration
    • Overheating
    • Excessive sweating
    • Sunburn
    • Heat stroke
    • Heat exhaustion
    • Dizziness
    • Fainting

    2In keeping the importance of staying safe during high temperatures in mind, Affordable Care at Home helps ensure that those receiving our services avoid these heat related hazards. Our providers mindfully keep track of weather conditions to make sure you or your loved one is safe while also delivering quality in-home-care.

    Some precautions taken to steer clear of injury due to rising temperatures include assistance with:

    • Staying hydrated
    • Dressing appropriately for the weather
    • Putting on sunscreen
    • Staying in shaded areas while outside
    • Keeping the house set at a safe temperature
    • Monitoring for any heat related reactions

    Making sure that those under the care of our providers are receiving the best in-home-care possible is our top priority. Avoiding hazards associated with the heat is made easier when using the quality service Affordable Care at Home provides. Though our sunny state of Florida is known for being quite warm, Affordable Care at Home ensures quality care throughout the year and that our high standards for care is no match for those high temperatures.