Summer is a time that can be particularly challenging for the elderly. For example, two health-related illnesses – heat exhaustion and heat stroke – can happen with little notice. Both can signal health emergencies that require immediate attention. Early recognition and early intervention are vital.
Signs of Health-Related Illness
- Headaches/Dizziness/Light headedness
- Mood changes
- Feeling sick/Vomiting
- Fainting/Passing out
- Pale clammy or dry skin, or hot, red skin
If a heat-related illness is suspected, call 911 immediately.