Did you know that many of our seniors are very prone to dehydration for the simple fact that they do not drink enough water? This is a very tricky problem because the more water we drink, the more often we must use the bathroom. And for many seniors taking a restroom break every 30 minutes is not an easy option. Unfortunately, things like severe dehydration, urinary tract infections, heat swelling, and heat strokes are not good options either.
Here are some tips for keeping a senior hydrated and cool that hopefully won’t have them running to the restroom every hour:
- Popsicles- a nice cold way to sneak some juice in!
- Eat more watermelon, oranges, celery, and cucumber.
- Meat! Did you know that most cuts of chicken and beef are over 60% water? Just don’t singe it on the grill!
- Keep your body cool. Stay in the shade and air conditioning or in a pool. Take a cool bath or shower at least once a day. The less you sweat, the less your body loses water!
At Danbury Senior Living, we take all the necessary steps to ensure folks who live with us are well taken care of during the summer months. From custom dining to sun-safe activities, we certainly do our best to enjoy the summer sunshine in a safe manner. As always, give us a call to learn how we can help!