After last week’s scorching heat, we were reminded that everyone, especially senior citizens, are vulnerable to extreme weather.
The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control Prevention estimates that hundreds of Americans die each year due to oppressive temperatures. Sadly, most of these deaths could have been prevented.
Seniors are particularly vulnerable to heat over-exposure. SeniorLivingChoices.com says that folks 65 and over are 12-13 times more likely to suffer from heat stroke than any other age demographic. Contributing factors can include: limited ...Continue Reading →