As the summer season brings warmer weather and outdoor activities, Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health is committed to promoting the well-being and safety of seniors in our community. With a focus on ensuring that older adults stay strong, healthy, and safe during these months, we are delighted to offer a range of tips and services to support their overall quality of life.
Staying active and engaging in physical activities is crucial for seniors to maintain their physical and mental well-being. Here are some recommendations from Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health to help you enjoy a healthy and safe summer:
- Hydration: As temperatures rise, it’s essential to stay hydrated. We encourage you to drink plenty of fluids, especially water, throughout the day. Remember to carry a water bottle when venturing outdoors.
- Sun protection: Protect your skin from harmful UV rays by wearing sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses when spending time outside. Seek shade during peak sun hours to avoid excessive sun exposure.
- Dress appropriately: Lightweight and breathable clothing is ideal for hot weather. Wear loose-fitting garments and choose lighter colors to help stay cool.
- Stay cool indoors: On extremely hot days, it’s advised to spend time in air-conditioned environments, such as shopping malls, community centers, or your own home.
- Outdoor activities: Engage in outdoor activities during cooler times of the day, such as early mornings or evenings. Walking, gardening, or simply enjoying a picnic in the shade can provide both physical and mental stimulation.
- Check on neighbors: Stay connected with your neighbors and friends during the summer months. Regular check-ins and visits can ensure everyone’s well-being, particularly during heatwaves or extreme weather conditions.
- Medication management: Remember to store your medications properly and avoid leaving them in hot areas, such as cars or direct sunlight. If necessary, set up reminders for taking your medications on time.
- Stay informed: Stay updated on local weather forecasts and heat advisories. Inform yourself about potential heatwaves or severe weather conditions, and take appropriate precautions.
Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health remains committed to supporting seniors and their families in our community. Our team of compassionate professionals is available to provide personalized home healthcare services, including nursing care, physical therapy, hospice care and assistance with daily activities.
For more information or to request our services, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-536-2232.
Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health is a trusted, nonprofit agency proudly serving 29 towns in central and northern NH since 1967. Expert services include at-home healthcare and physical therapies (VNA), hospice and palliative care, and community programs including: American Red Cross CPR/AED/FA, Caregiver and Bereavement Support Groups and Ask A Pemi-Baker Nurse days at your local senior centers. Providing compassionate care with experienced staff who are trained, certified professionals and also your neighbors. In your time of need, we’re right where you need us.
Pemi-Baker is located at 101 Boulder Point Drive, Suite 3, Plymouth, NH. To contact us please call: 603-536-2232 or email: email@example.com Like our Facebook Page: @pemibakerhospicehomehealth
~written by Anna Swanson