Summer Health Issues For The Elderly

When I was very young, my great-grandmother lived with my family. My brother and I were happy about this arrangement because my great-grandmother was also a great storyteller. We could listen to her talk for hours about our mom and grandmother and other exciting stories about her life and times. She was very important to our family. At that time, my parents were struggling financially. Our Manchester air conditioning went out one hot summer day and we didn’t think much about it. For us, it was easy to endure, but we didn’t realize that elderly people often struggle when the weather is very hot or cold. My great-grandmother had a heat stroke and was in the hospital for over a week.

While she pulled through, it showed my parents the importance of always fixing any type of cooling problem the moment it arrives. What’s hot to you may be a serious health threat to someone else.