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Suffolk County, NY Nursing Home Medford Multicare Center for Living offers vital summer safety tips for senior citizens in honor of June 2014 National Safety Month

MEDFORD, N.Y., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During the month of June, Medford Multicare Center for Living of Medford, New York observes National Safety Month and encourages others to raise awareness about crucial safety issues facing seniors in the summertime. By educating the community, Medford Multicare Center aims to reduce the risk of heat stroke and other injuries and illnesses amongst the senior citizen population in the hot summer weather.

With the sunny summer months approaching, many community seniors face the risk of heat-induced illness such as sunburn, dehydration and heat exhaustion/stroke. Keeping this in mind, Medford Multicare Center for Living offers a list of seven important rules to always keep in mind to stay healthy in the heat.

  • Remain indoors with the air conditioning on. If the temperature is in the 90s or higher and you don't have an air conditioner, go somewhere that has one, such as a shopping mall, library, senior center or movie theater. Fans can't provide enough cooling in such heat.
  • If you need to go outdoors, always wear sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 15.
  • Wear loose, light-colored clothes and a wide-brimmed hat to keep your head and face cool. This will also provide added protection from damaging sun exposure. A hat should protect the neck, face and ears, helping you both stay cool and avoid sunburn. Being sunburned can also make it harder for your body to cool off.
  • Save your daily walk or outdoor activities for when the weather is cooler, such as when the sun is going down or before it comes up.
  • Drink lots of cold water, clear juices and other liquids that don't contain alcohol or caffeine as these two can easily dehydrate you.
  • Take cooler showers than usual, or sponge baths when you're feeling warm. Wet washcloths or towels with cool water and put them on your wrists, ankles, neck and under your armpits to help cool down.
  • Beware of heat stroke. Signs of heat stroke include an altered mental state, not sweating and nausea. If you see someone displaying these symptoms, seek medical care immediately.

"Ensuring the health and safety of our senior citizen population is our number one value here at Medford Multicare Center for Living. Whether or not they are in our care, we hope to spread and disseminate practical information that will keep our community's seniors members happy, healthy and safe throughout the hotter summer months," said Dan Monahan, Administrator at Medford Multicare Center. 

Medford Multicare Center for Living is a state-of-the-art nursing home and rehabilitation care center providing comprehensive inpatient care to its residents. Located at 3115 Horseblock Road, Medford, New York 11763, Medford Multicare's compassionate and professional staff provides around-the-clock medical and nursing care in a caring and comfortable environment that centers around its residents. Medford Multicare offers outstanding short-term rehabilitation for individuals coming from an acute-care setting, as well as superior long-term care. Medford Multicare enjoys an exceptional staff of physical, occupational and speech therapists that carefully tailors unique recovery programs for each and every resident, along with a brand-new 6000 square foot Rehab Gym. Respiratory care and IV therapy are offered as well, along with a dedicated Alzheimer's and Dementia Unit.

For more information on Medford Multicare Center for Living, visiting hours or general inquiries, please call (631) 730-3000 or go to www.medfordmulticare.org.?

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