Great Ways for Seniors to Beat the Summer Heat


Home Care in Johnston, IA

Beating the summer heat is important for everyone, young and old, but sometimes seniors have more trouble regulating their temperature than younger people do. With that in mind, they may need more ways to avoid the heat or get cooled down if they’ve become too warm. Watching for signs of fatigue and heat-related problems is important for a caregiver, family members, friends, and anyone who spends a lot of time with a senior, in order to help protect them.

One of the best ways to beat the heat is to stay in a home or building that’s air conditioned. That doesn’t have to be boring, as there are plenty of things to do around the house and a lot of great places to go and enjoy cool air. The library, shopping, a restaurant for a fine meal, a museum, an aquarium, and countless other interesting places are air conditioned, and that can help a senior get away from too much heat and have a good time at the same time.

If it’s hard for your senior loved one to get around, and you’re worried they might not be able to get out and do things to stay cool in the summer months, you can help them by hiring a 24/7 caregiver who can provide them with home care. That way, your aging mom or dad has someone to do things with, and someone who can help them travel to fun places where they can stay cool and participate in life. Staying active – both mentally and physically – is important for seniors, but it can also be difficult and uncomfortable at times. With a caregiver, it’s easier, and often more enjoyable, as well.

Going out to get ice cream or another cool treat can be fun for seniors, and your elderly parent may not have had ice cream in a while. Their caregiver can take them to a local ice cream shop or restaurant for a sweet treat, provided they aren’t on a diet where they have to avoid sugar or dairy. There are also dairy free, sugar free, and other healthier options, so your aging mom or dad doesn’t have to completely avoid something fun and cool in the summer heat, even with diet restrictions.

Choosing an in-home elder care worker is one of the best ways to focus on senior care, in the summer months and beyond. With in-home care, you can feel confident that your aging mom or dad is getting the care and support needed, and keeping cool in the summer heat. That can give you and your elderly parent peace of mind, and help them enjoy their summer a lot more. Whether it’s ice cream, the beach, or a trip to the mall to shop, staying cool and having fun are both important summer activities.

If you or an aging loved one are considering elder care services, please contact the caring staff at TRUMARK HomeCare of Des Moines, IA. Call today: (515) 619-5225.