Heat wave prompts heightened safety measures for seniors in Edmonton – Edmonton

A warmth warning continued throughout Alberta on Sunday.

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Environment Canada is reminding Albertans to guard themselves from the warmth, particularly those that are most susceptible, like seniors.

“Here they tell you to always have water so that you don’t get dehydrated,” Shepherd’s Care resident Margaret Baron stated.

Baron is considered one of greater than 600 seniors residing in Shepherd’s Care services in Edmonton and the encircling space attempting to handle the warmth.

“If it gets too hot, you just look for some shade, stay in the shade for a while. You can take a stroll but don’t go too far,” Baron stated.

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To maintain residents protected, a number of protocols to fight the warmth are in place.

“Everybody will be seen at least hourly during the heat of the day, for sure,” stated Lynn Haugen, govt director of care on the Shepherd’s Care Foundation.

Haugen stated water is a precedence, and further fluids are always being distributed to maintain individuals hydrated.

“All of our buildings have air conditioning in the common areas, so residents are brought to congregate in those areas and helps keep them cool,” Haugen stated.

With Environment Canada saying the warmth wave will proceed into early subsequent week, it’s warning individuals in regards to the risks of warmth-associated diseases equivalent to warmth stroke or warmth exhaustion, particularly in youngsters and seniors.

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“Being alone with temperatures like this, seniors are not always cautious about keeping themselves indoors and keeping themselves hydrated,” Home Instead consumer care co-ordinator Morgan Fernie stated.

Fernie stated this warmth has led to a spike in demand for companies and bringing in safety measures to assist shoppers residing at residence.

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“We encourage naps during the hottest time of the day or just indoor activities, watching a movie together with the blinds closed,” Fernie stated.

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In addition to air-con and consuming plenty of water, Fernie stated mild clothes and minimal out of doors actions are inspired.

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