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Safety under the Sun with Affordable Care at Home

  • By Admin on June 21, 2018
  • The warmest months of the year are upon us, and these long summer days are bringing even higher temperatures to our Sunshine State. Though years of living on this tropical peninsula may have acclimated its residents to such conditions, heat safety is applicable to even the most seasoned of Floridians. Being mindful of the heat index, UV index and what necessary precautions to take can make all the difference.

    Located along Florida’s Treasure Coast, we at Affordable Care at Home understand the importance of staying safe under the sun all year round and especially during times of extreme heat. Over-exposure to the sun can result in skin damage, exhaustion, heat stroke and other dangers. Not only do we offer our clients an array of in-home care services to meet their everyday needs, we also protect the well-being of those in our care from indoor and outdoor elements. When it comes to staying safe from the effects of heat, whether in the home or while out, our trusted caregivers help by:

    o Monitoring the thermostat and adjusting accordingly

    o Applying sunscreen when exposed to the sun’s rays to avoid skin damage

    o Ensuring attire is weather appropriate, including sunglasses or a sunhat if needed

    o Being mindful of the signs of over-heating

    o Offering reminders to drink more water to stay hydrated

    o Moving to shaded areas when outdoors

    o Taking breaks to cool down

    o Moving indoors if necessary

    Over exposure to the sun’s rays can lead to unpleasant and even dangerous side effects. Paying attention to the heat index and UV index can help you prepare for a day outdoors. Here at Affordable Care at Home, we continue to monitor these conditions so that our clients remain comfortable and safe while in our care. We wish everyone in our community a wonderful summer as the season progresses along with a friendly reminder to take necessary precautions when it comes to being out under the sun.