Bluebird Care East Hertfordshire are urging the community to stay hydrated this summer

We are encouraging older people, their families, friends and neighbours across East Hertfordshire to think about staying hydrated this summer and how we can support vulnerable people in the community, who may be at risk.

22/05/2019

We are encouraging older people, their families, friends and neighbours across East Hertfordshire to think about staying hydrated this summer and how we can support vulnerable people in the community, who may be at risk.

We are encouraging older people, their families, friends and neighbours across East Hertfordshire to think about staying hydrated this summer and how we can support vulnerable people in the community, who may be at risk.
 
As the weather starts to get warmer and the sun starts to come out, Bluebird Care East Hertfordshire are sending out the strong message that heat and sun exposure is extremely serious and potentially life threatening.
 
With the frequent and sudden changes in British weather Bluebird Care East Hertfordshire want to issue a reminder for people to get prepared for the hotter weather. 

Tips from the NHS include:
  • Keep your home cool by closing your blinds and curtains
  • Avoid extreme heat where possible
  • Stay hydrated with water, avoiding alcohol, caffeine and sugary drinks
  • Stay alert by keeping up to date with weather forecasts
  • Check on relatives and neighbours who may be most at risk
  • If you need to go outside plan ahead, have plenty of food and water as well as sun protection (sun cream, sun hat and sunglasses)
  • Avoid outings in the middle of the day, 11-3pm is the hottest part of the day.
Commenting, Chaitan Joshi director of Bluebird Care East Hertfordshire said:
 
Staying hydrated in the summer months is vital as the sun can often catch us off guard, giving little time to take precautions against the heat. We are reaching out to the community in East Hertfordshire to ensure that they keep in regular contact with their friends and neighbours to take precautions to stay safe this summer.
For further advice, or if you are looking for home care this summer please get in touch with our team by calling 01920 465697.