Frisco, TX (PRWEB) August 22, 2012
Acti-Kare Plano, a leading provider of responsive in-home care for seniors, recently announced that they take strides to remain informed about all seasonal and social issues that may affect the well-being of the clients in their care. And now, in an effort to help seniors stay up-to-date on the latest information about the effects of summer heat on senior citizens, Acti-Kare Plano has developed a list of key ways for seniors to prevent hyperthermia.
According to the U.S. National Institute on Aging, senior citizens are at increased risk for developing the dangerous high body temperature condition known as hyperthermia during extreme summer heat. After reading a recent report from the agency, Acti-Kare Plano advises senior to stay indoors on very hot days. For elderly people who do not have air conditioning at home, local senior centers, malls, churches, and libraries are good places to visit to stay cool during the heat of the day.
Acti-Kare Plano also recommends drinking lots of fluids, avoiding caffeine, and dressing cooler to stay as cool as possible during the summer. Senior Citizens who take diuretics, sedatives, tranquilizers, and blood pressure medications should know that they can sometimes increase the risk for developing hyperthermia, but should not stop taking them without checking with their primary care physician. If a person of any age becomes overheated, they can take a cool shower or bath or apply a cold, wet cloth to the wrist or neck.
Acti-Kare Plano also utilizes its Facebook page to offer key lifestyle tips and valuable information about subjects that senior citizens care about. Publishing key tips to prevent summer hyperthermia signals another step that the company has taken to provide superior customer service and quality care.
About the company:
Acti-Kare is committed to becoming the nation’s premier provider of senior and home care services. They are committed to providing outstanding service and to consistently exceeding their customers’ expectations. They understand that it’s not just spending time with those they're caring for that counts, it’s spending quality time in physical and mental activities that help seniors remain productive, contributing members of their families and communities. Acti-Kare is committed to treating every family member with dignity and respect, and they will do their utmost to consistently exceed their clients’ expectations. For more information visit their website at http://actikaredfw.com.