A potentially deadly danger lurks in the medicine cabinets of local seniors this summer. Did you know that heat, when combined with certain medications, can seriously harm seniors? That’s why SYNERGY HomeCare, one of the nation’s largest non-medical in-home care franchises, with local offices in our area, recommends that families pay special attention to seniors that are taking any medications this summer. Considering the fact that some 80-86% of seniors suffer from a chronic condition or disease that requires medication, the summer heat can pose significant challenges!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
“During the hot summer months, families really need to pay special attention to their elderly loved ones who are taking medications and may not understand the health risks,” says Rick Basch, President of SYNERGY
HomeCare. “We strongly urge families to consult with their doctor or
pharmacist regarding the potential impact of heat on any medications. If
family members aren’t available, our Caregivers can be an excellent
resource for monitoring any potentially adverse reactions to heat that a
senior may experience.”
Prescription for Trouble
“We want to do everything we can to ensure that our seniors don’t make
the headlines this summer due to heat-related conditions,” says Basch.
“Our Caregivers can be a lifesaver (literally), when it comes to keeping
seniors well hydrated, cool and comfortable. They’re an extra set of eyes
and when it really counts.”
Please help us get the word out about this important message. Local SYNERGY HomeCare Franchise Partners are available to discuss the dangers and risks of hot weather and prescription drugs.