A Heat Advisory has been issued and extremely high temperatures and humidity are expected throughout the weekend. These conditions pose serious threats to the elderly and seriously ill.

As we continue to monitor the needs of our patients, here are a couple articles to help you keep your loved one comfortable during this heat wave.

Dealing with Extreme Heat

Safety Tips for Summer

Signs of heat illness include:

  • heavy sweating
  • cold, pale and clammy skin
  • fast, weak pulse
  • nausea or vomiting
  • muscle cramps
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • fainting

If your loved one is a patient with Gentle Shepherd and begins experiencing heat-related symptoms, please call us right away at 800-789-0586.