Tag Archives: Safety

July 2015
Advice for older people on staying safe in hot weather
Tags: Chronic Disease Self-Management, Safety, Summer
Format: Website

“Summer weather can pose special health risks to older adults and people with chronic medical conditions. It is critically important that adults particularly susceptible to hyperthermia and other heat-related illnesses know how to safeguard against problems. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some tips to help avoid the hazards of hot weather.” Source: NIH

June 2015
Environmental Health Fact Sheets for Caregivers
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Environment, Medication Management, Safety
Format: PDF, Website

These easy-to-read fact sheets for caregivers are intended to provide advice about environmental hazards ranging from air pollution to drinking water contaminants. For example, how to stay safe during a heat wave, or how to find out about the air quality where you live and how knowing about the air quality could prevent an asthma or heart attack. Source: EPA