Hot or Not? Keeping Elders Hydrated in the Summer Heat

Record high temperatures are gripping much of our country.  While the heat may be uncomfortable to many of us, for the elders in our care it can be down-right dangerous.

Growing older, certain medications and chronic disease affect the body’s ability to regulate body temperature and fluid balance.  While we can’t control all factors, keeping an elder well-hydrated is within our realm of care.

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