Warm Weather Safety for Seniors

Here are a few suggestions to prevent complications due to warm weather:

  • Drink fluids to prevent dehydration; one way to make sure you are drinking enough is to look at the color of your urine when you go to the bathroom. You want it to be a light, clear amber/yellow color. Darker urine is your body’s way of telling you that you should drink more fluids.
  • Wear a hat to keep cool if you’re spending time in the sun.
  • Take breaks and sit down in shaded and air conditioned areas to prevent overheating.
  • And, watch out for these symptoms, as they may be signs of heat stroke and require immediate medical attention: lightheadedness with change of position; headache; confusion; and reduced sweating.

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