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Monday, June 15, 2015

Proper Summer Care Cools Down Seniors

With summer here again and Father's Day just around the corner, many of us have already started enjoying the outdoors more than we have during the past few months. But that doesn't mean we've been enjoying it like we should-- proper summer care isn't always indicated just by the way you feel, as many senior heart attacks and strokes happen out in the sun despite victims saying afterwards that they "felt fine" just moments before the attack.

At A-1 Home Care, you'll find that achieving proper summertime safety isn't difficult-- but it is necessary for self-preservation. After all, failing to do things like staying hydrated and getting plenty of rest at night can come back to haunt you when you're out in the sun.

Take a look at a few summertime tips that just might save your life, provided by our expert A-1 Home Care staff below:

  • Stay Hydrated-- drink at least eight glasses of water daily, especially with the warmer weather now in full swing. Doing so could be the difference between passing out-- or worse-- and a fun time beneath the sun.
  • Get Plenty Of Sleep-- get at least seven hours of sleep each night, or you run the risk of being overly fatigued and fainting because your body is caught playing catch up.
  • Listen To Your Body-- if you're not feeling motivated to get outside and enjoy a nice summer stroll, then you probably shouldn't-- and if you feel pain or discomfort, you definitely shouldn't, as listening to your body is paramount to staying healthy.
For more information about the leading senior care services you'll find anywhere, give A-1 Home Care a call today at (949) 650-3800. We're proud to serve clients from around the Orange County and Los Angeles areas, including in cities like Burbank, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Calabasas, and Diamond Bar.