Nursing Homes Should Identify Signs of Heat Stroke in Residents Before It’s Too Late
Elderly nursing home residents, without the appropriate indoor cooling areas, can negatively react to high-temperature exposures and become especially at risk for heat stroke or heat stress injuries. Heat stroke is a serious condition that can cause seizures, fluid retention, brain damage, dehydration, cardiac-related events, and even death. When a nursing home is not prepared to manage residents in the heat, residents will suffer.
To identify any heat-related illness, nursing home staff should watch out for: