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Hot Weather Injury Risks for Nursing Home Patients

Caregiver massaging hand of senior woman at home

Even for residents who are sedentary, spending time outdoors or being active indoors in small amounts can help decrease recovery times and promote independence. However, during the summer months when temperatures sometimes skyrocket into the dangerous digits, elderly who travel outdoors or are without the appropriate indoor cooling areas can become especially at risk and negatively react to high-temperature exposures.

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