SILVERcare provides home care in Greenville, NC, Washington NC, and Kinston NC. Summer is in full swing and with that means taking extra precautions with skin care and the sun. Senior’s skin is much more delicate, so it’s important to make sure you have an SPF at the ready. Here are 3 ways to help your senior stay safe in the sun!
1. ALWAYS Use Sunscreen
This is the number one important thing to do during these hot Summer months. The sunscreen is there to help protect your skin from those harsh UV rays. Apply sunscreen early and OFTEN. Once is not enough. Make sure you diligently apply so that your senior’s skin stays safe.
2. Drink Lots of Water
Dehydration can happen fast during the Summer and elderly folks are at a higher risk. Because seniors don’t feel thirsty as often, it’s important to make sure that they still drink plenty of water in spite of that to avoid dehydration. Dehydration can be prevented so make sure to stay on top of to help maintain even levels in your senior’s vitals.
3. Be Mindful of Medication
A lot of medications can actually increase your senior’s sun sensitivity. Make sure that you stay on top of the warnings on the bottle or even call the doctor to ask about it. If your senior’s medication does increase sensitivity to sunlight, then you’ll want to take extra precautions such as: staying indoors during peak sunlight, wearing sunglasses, and wearing lightweight long sleeved clothes and hats.
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SILVERcare is a locally owned, licensed home care agency which was established in 1993 in Greenville, NC, Washington NC, and Kinston NC. We provide in-home assistance and personal care services to the elderly, disabled and injured. SILVERcare provides seniors the support they need to remain in their homes, living independently, for as long as possible. Our personal care services provide peace of mind to our clients and their families. If you’re ready to get started, contact us today!