With the summer season now in full swing, it’s a time of excitement and joy for many. It offers the prospect of being able to spend more time in the sunny outdoors. However, if you provide care for an older adult, getting out and about during the summer may not be so easy. That is, of course, unless you have some assistance with your senior care routine.


Provide your elderly loved one with company when you’re unavailable.


Sometimes, the emotional well-being of your elderly loved one needs to come first. Not to mention, your mental health requires attention too. When you have things to do and people to see, throughout the summer, it’s only fair you’re able to take advantage of such opportunities. Of course, it’s equally important that the older adult in your household is not made to feel abandoned and isolated at home.

Many seniors dislike venturing outdoors when it’s hot outside. With home care support, your elderly family member can enjoy listening to music, reading or watching a movie with a friendly and attentive care provider. Even something as simple as engaging in conversion can make your aging family member feel a lot safer and more comfortable when you’re out of the house. With a caregiver present, a huge relief is offered to both you and the care recipient.


Maintain a keen eye on nutrition and hydration.


Naturally, it’s important to provide your elderly loved one with access to healthy foods all throughout the year. However, during the warm and muggy summer, it’s especially vital that he or she is eating right. It’s important to have caregivers who cook nutritious eats. They can also remind your senior to eat meals and snacks that will do their bodies some good.

“Approximately 85% of adults ages 65 and older have at least one chronic disease,” reports Jennifer Wirth of Forbes, “However, research shows that proper nutrition can help support healthy aging and reduce an individual’s risk for developing chronic conditions and other health concerns.” Not to mention, drinking plenty of water during the hotter months of the year can make a tremendous difference in how your senior is feeling. Dehydration can be life-threatening for older adults.


Keep your aging family member cool and comfortable.


Temperature is felt differently by seniors. Many are more sensitive to heat and humidity than their younger counterparts. The importance of avoiding heat stroke cannot be overstated. “This happens when the body heats up faster than it can cool off, like a hot radiator in an overheated car,” explains Dr. Sakeena Raza for Lifespan, “Older adults are especially vulnerable to developing heat stroke when temperatures are high because of the aging body’s decreased capacity to adapt to changes in body temperature.”

With home care support, you can be assured that the senior in your home wears clothing that is appropriate for the weather. The more help you can offer your elderly family member during the hottest months of the year, the safer and happier he or she will be.


Contact Senior Home Care by Angels!


Our Private Home Care Services are designed to provide you with the peace of mind that comes from working with professionals at a price that won’t break your budget. Our team has a lot of experience working with families and developing tailored care programs that work with your loved one’s schedule.

Please don’t hesitate to call us at 403-862-0129 or if outside of Calgary, toll-free at 1-877-209-6142. You may also visit our Contact Us page to complete and submit a simple contact form!