Hot temperatures create health risks even indoors, especially for elderly

Checking on older individuals can help them stay safe

UNDATED (WKBT) – Hot temperatures aren’t a health hazard only if you’re outdoors.

Staff with Mayo Clinic Health System say not having air conditioning can especially put older people at risk of heat stroke.

You can help by checking in on older people in your life to make sure they stay safe.

“A lot of elderly people have trouble drinking enough water and fluids to stay hydrated. So try and remind your loved ones that they might be getting, that they are more easily dehydrated,” said Dr. Emily French with Mayo Clinic Health System.

Even having a fan can help keep indoor temperatures cooler.