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Helping New Braunfels Seniors Beat the Heat

By Caring News

Lara Harris and Cathy Trlica, co-owners of Caring Senior Service of New Braunfels, emphasize the importance of precautions for older adults during hot months. Seniors are more susceptible to heat-related injury due to slower sweat gland activity and chronic conditions (lung, kidney, cardiovascular diseases).

They highlight the following tips to help seniors with the elevated temperatures:

  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Refrain from heavy outdoor exercise during peak heat.
  •  Opt for light, loose-fitting clothes.
  • Keep medications at proper temperatures, ideally between 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Establish a system where seniors check in with a buddy daily.

Get more tips for seniors to beat the heat in the full article published in the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung.

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