ElderCarelink Blog

Elders’ health risks soar with temperatures

by Dorian Martin
July 10th, 2013 at 10:00 am

It’s hot! And the scary part is that it’s only the start of summer. The season’s baking heat can be really dangerous for the elderly. Persons who are 65 years old and above are more likely to develop heat stress than younger people.

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Extreme heat puts elders at risk for illness or death

by Carol Bursack
July 19th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

The current heat wave is affecting nearly the entire country. NPR reported more than a dozen deaths across the Midwest this week, and there’s no end in sight to the heat. The oppressive heat is especially dangerous for elders.

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