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[Plan. Prepare. Protect. Natural Disaster Resource Guide. Extreme Heat Safety Tips: Checking In with Older Adults If you have an older adult (age 65 and older) in your family, neighborhood, or community, check in with them during extreme heat, when temperatures are more hot or humid than normal. Older adults are more likely to experience heat-related health problems. Ask yourself these questions: 1) Are they drinking enough water? 2) Do they have access to air conditioning? 3) Do they know how to keep cool? 4) Do they show any signs of heat-related illness? Why are older adults at increased risk? 1) Their bodies don’t adjust as well as younger people to sudden changes in temperature 2) They are more likely to have a chronic medical condition 3) They may take prescription medicines that affect their body’s ability to control temperature  Remember! Heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable. During an emergency, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. To learn more extreme heat safety tips, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat #BeReady #Prepare2Protect www.newsroom.tricare.mil/Disaster

If you have an older adult (age 65 and older) in your family, neighborhood, or community, check in with them during extreme heat, when temperatures are more hot or humid than normal. Older adults are more likely to experience heat-related health problems. Remember! Heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable Ask yourself the following questions.

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