Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors

  1. Record heat
    Categories: General Safety Topics, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors & Health Tips

    Record heat

    Heat - it's not just uncomfortable, it is dangerous.. for children and elderly especially, but for workers, too. Download OSHA’s heat app to stay safe on the job. Heat Safety Tool By U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) When you're working in the heat, safety comes first. With the OSHA Heat Safety Tool, you have...
  2. Heat & the Elderly
    Categories: Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors

    Heat & the Elderly

    We've discussed how to keep your cool in hot weather, but what about some advice for older people on staying safe in hot weather? Since the risk of heat-related health problems increases with age, special considerations need be made. ?? Extreme Heat and Your Health Disaster Preparedness: Extreme Heat HEAT Death by Heat According to the National Institutes for Health, heat fatigue...
  3. Categories: General Safety Topics, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors & Health Tips

    Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather

    Now is the time to prepare for the high temperatures that kill hundreds of people every year. Extreme heat caused 7,415 heat-related deaths in the United States from 1999 to 2010 . Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. Very Very Frightening – Heat & Lightning HEAT Death by Heat Is a Heat...
  4. HEAT
    Categories: First Aid Articles, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors & Health Tips

    HEAT

    Preparing for Extreme Heat Here at the end of Extreme Heat Week ?? we want to remind you that extreme heat events can happen anywhere in the United States. Extreme heat commonly occurs in the summer; however the main season for heat waves may vary regionally. While heat illness may affect seniors and the very young more rapidly, it is a...
  5. Preparedness for Older Americans
    Categories: Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors

    Preparedness for Older Americans

    May is National Older Americans Month. It’s a great opportunity for families to discuss the needs of their parents, grandparents, and other older adult members of the family. Preparedness is the same no matter your age, but older Americans may want to consider adapting their personal preparedness plans because of access or functional needs, such as medication needs, hearing or...
  6. Getting Enough Sleep? Part of this may be WHERE you live!
    Categories: Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors & Health Tips

    Getting Enough Sleep? Part of this may be WHERE you live!

    35% of U.S. adults do not get enough sleep. Not getting enough sleep continues to be a problem in the U.S. What is fascinating is that this varies by State and Region in the US! Are you one of those sleep-deprived adults?  Here's some great information from the CDC: How much sleep do we need and what can happen when...
  7. Fire Safety for Older Adults
    Categories: Fire Safety & Evacuation & Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors

    Fire Safety for Older Adults

    Fires are a serious risk in colder seasons - and even more so for older adults and children - We have talked about many safety concerns for seniors, including Seniors and Scalding Burn Injuries, Helping to prevent falling at home, Seniors Staying Alone and special Winter Dangers for Seniors. Now let's take a look at how home firs risks may be a little different for the elderly...
  8. Zika Scare
    Categories: Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors, Health Tips, Outdoor Safety & Flu & Pandemic

    Zika Scare

    There's a lot of hype around the Zika Virus, and just like when everyone was panicking over Ebola last year, there'a a lot of media exaggeration, social rumor, and misinformation out there. What is Zika? Zika virus disease exhibits symptoms including fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a...
  9. Cooking Safety for Older Adults
    Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety & Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors

    Cooking Safety for Older Adults

    After Children, Seniors are the group that suffer the most scald injuries and Emergency Room visits resultant thereof. For Burn Awareness Week, we'd like to share some Kitchen Tips for avoiding these painful and dangerous burns: DO: Use oven mitts, not towels, to handle hot pots and pans Use caution when cooking with grease – keep burner on a low...
  10. Seniors and Scalding Burn Injuries
    Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety & Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors

    Seniors and Scalding Burn Injuries

    Aside from perception and mobility hazards, older adults can be at greater risk of scald burn injuries, as poor microcirculation can also cause deeper and more serious burns. For Burn Awareness Week, we would like to share some precautions to take to help reduce burn and scald injuries in Seniors: ~ Older adults may have conditions that make them more...

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