The UK is experiencing higher than normal temperatures this week and especially today (Tuesday 19th) where it may reach up to 40 degrees celsius, the highest UK temperature on record ever. As a result, health warnings across the UK have been issued. Rochcare and all of our associated homes are committed to ensuring the people we support are kept safe and cool and we would encourage everybody to check that elderly friends, relatives and neighbours are managing OK whilst the temperatures remain high. We’ll be following some tips and tricks to keep ourselves cool and you might want to take a look too.
High temps increase the risk of overheating and dehydration. First and foremost keep hydrated! Keep regularly drinking fluids, primarily non alcoholic, you’ll want around 6-8 glasses (around 2-3 litres) of liquid a day as a minimum but given the dangers of extreme heat you may want to go further.
On top of that here are ten top tips that we are following and you should follow too!
It has always been a priority at Rochcare to protect the people we care for and this level of care isn’t reserved for our family but for all families. If you need any information regarding keeping you and your loved ones cool, please refer to local guidance or online portals such as AgeUK.