Its Summer! Time to take care of yourself. If you can’t, Athulya is one of the finest Retirement homes in Chennai to age gracefully without stress.
Self-care can also lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, hypertension, blood pressure, and cancer. And, from a spiritual standpoint, it can help them discover meaning and purpose in their life.
High humidity and heat can be hard, especially for the elderly. Heat-related illnesses can occur whether the temperature is high inside or outside for senior citizens.
Here are some self-care tips for seniors to maintain good health during the Summer by Athulya Assisted Living :
- Water regulates body temperature and lubricates and supports joints. Even if you’re not thirsty, drink plenty of water. As you increase your water consumption, reduce your consumption of caffeinated and alcoholic beverages, as these can only dehydrate your body.
- Fresh fruits and vegetables are also suggested to help you stay hydrated.
- Severe dehydration can cause disorientation, weakness, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, bedsores in individuals who are bedridden, and other dangerous diseases. Even a 1.5 percent dehydration can cause cognitive impairment, headaches, and fatigue.
Wear Light-coloured Cloth
- Light-colored clothing reflects the majority of the heat that falls on them, which makes them more pleasant to wear in the summer.
- To stay cool and comfortable, stock your wardrobe with light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Organic fabrics, such as cotton keep you cooler than synthetic fibers.
Beware of Heat Stroke
- People over the age of 65 are particularly vulnerable to heat-related illnesses. Senior citizens cannot acclimatize to temperature fluctuations as quickly as younger people. This might be due to medications they are taking or chronic conditions that impair their capacity to control their body temperature.
- Heat stroke symptoms include confusion, disorientation, dry skin, severe weariness, headache, lethargy, nausea, and a fast pulse. If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, get medical treatment right away.
- Using air conditioning and fans, closing curtains and blinds, and staying out of the sun during the heat of the day are all practices that can help older adults stay safe and cool. Cold baths or showers, flowing cool water over portions of the body, and wet clothes on hand may all help.
- Prolonged UV radiation exposure changes lens proteins, resulting in cataract development and deteriorating vision. Cataracts can cause eyesight to become blurry, cloudy, or less colorful over time. UV radiation has been related to eyelid cancers such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
- UV rays can be effectively blocked by sunglasses. They are required if you want to avoid common summer eye problems. Numerous studies have shown that sunglasses can help prevent eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and pterygium.
- Wear a broad-brimmed cap to safeguard your eyes. A hat will shield you from around half of the UV radiation that you are exposed to.
- Since aging skin is so thin and dry, the elderly have unique skin care needs. If their skin becomes too dry, it is prone to cracking and dermatitis, allowing germs to penetrate and cause illness.
- When going outside, use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher, even on cloudy or overcast days. Make certain that the sunscreen blocks both UVA and UVB rays. Expired sunscreen should be discarded since the chemicals decay over time and may no longer be effective in protecting you.
- Hats are another excellent choice for sun protection. Stay in shaded areas whenever possible, such as covered patios or shady trees.
Athulya Assisted Living facility, a home-like atmosphere in which elders can live a dignified, safe, and independent life after retirement. They also assist you with day-to-day duties as well as clinical treatment with Skilled nursing care.
They guaranteed stress-free life for seniors by offering comprehensive care with 24/7 nursing assistance. For further information, kindly visit Athulya Assisted Living.