Avoiding Heat Related Illness

Once again, we find ourselves right in the middle of summer. Our jackets, scarves, sweaters and hot chocolate are replaced with pools, beaches, fans and ice cream. This is a fun time of year where warmer weather brings an abundance of outdoor activities.

Heat Safety

Being here in sunny Phoenix for the ALFA conference reminded me that the hot days of summer will be here soon. While we all look forward to warmer weather, it’s important to be aware of the dangers of heat-related illness. Because of age and chronic disease, your residents are especially susceptible to heat exhaustion and …

Summer is Here: Watch Out For Heatstroke and Heat Exhaustion

Today being the first official day of summer is a good reminder to all of us to watch for signs of heat-related emergencies in our residents.  Because of physiological changes and possible disease processes, your residents are at a greater risk for both heatstroke and heat exhaustion.

Managing the Summer Heat

The long, hot days of summer are here, and with it comes the need to keep your residents safe and prepared to manage the heat.  Here are some easy tips you can implement in your community: