Summer is here and with scorching hot temperatures, brings a new set of dangers for aging adults. Queen City Elder Care is located in Cincinnati, Ohio which can see it’s fair share of high temps but no matter where your aging loved one is located it is important to follow these summertime tips!
Use an Insulated Water Bottle-Having cold water handy at all times will increase the likeliness you will drink your daily recommended amount which for seniors is around 60 fluid ounces or 7 cups of water!
Cut down on caffeine and soda-type drinks-Caffeine can actually cause dehydration. Small amounts of caffeine are ok but drinking too much can be counterproductive to your hydration plan!
Eat watery foods in the summer-Fruits and vegetables such as watermelon and cucumbers have a high-water content and are perfect snacking foods in the summer!
Try fruit infused water-Lemon water is especially healthy but adding your favorite berries can help with those who do not like the taste of plain water.
Know the signs of dehydration for seniors such as having dry skin and mouth, bouts of dizziness and weakness as well as sunken eyes and less frequent or dark-colored urine. If you loved ones has these symptoms, be sure to seek medical care and to follow our tips for a healthy, hydrated summer!