Abacare offers free tips to elderly to help keep cool

A WELSH care provider is this month (June, 2017) offering free tips to the elderly and their carers to help keep them cool as the nation experiences soaring temperatures. 


Abacare says it is important that people understand the risks associated with the heat and act accordingly.


Denise Hopkins, Regional Manager at Abacare, which has offices in Rhondda Cynon Taf, said: “High temperatures can be dangerous, especially for people who may be particularly vulnerable, such as the elderly.


“It is essential that older people stay cool and I can’t stress this enough, especially if there are several hot days in a row.


“We’ve put together a list of top tips the elderly can follow in order to stay cool in the heat:


  • Turn off non-essential lights and electrical equipment, such as computers and printers, to avoid generating additional heat
  • Keep curtains closed to block out heat
  • If possible, sleep in a cooler room at night
  • Eat cooler foods such as salads and drink plenty of water
  • Avoid too much physical activity as it can cause you to over heat
  • If going outside, always wear a hat and sunglasses.

“Our carers will be making sure all our users are keeping as cool as they can in the coming days. We will also be offering anyone who calls us free advice and they don’t have to be a carer or user of ours, anyone can call in for assistance. Please call us on 01443 742645.” 

Abacare operates a professional Care Management Team that is committed to providing high quality care to individuals in their own homes.


The large team of trained, specialist, care workers provide positive based outcomes and person centred care to people throughout the UK.


Its core values, instilled into every staff member, include ‘make us proud’, ‘focus on our service users’ wellbeing’, ‘communicate, listen well and speak with respect’, ‘be passionate, honest, caring and considerate’, ‘recruit and develop the very best’ and ‘lead by example’.


It believes it offers inspiring work for inspirational people.


It is a member of the United Kingdom Homecare Association, Ceretas (formerly British Association of Domiciliary Care), The National Homecare Council and The Information Commissioners Office (Data Protection). It is also registered with the Care Social Services Inspectorate Wales.


Abacare was awarded an Investors in People accolade for its staff training and development for the fourth year running.


Investors in People is a national standard, which provides a framework that helps organisations to improve performance and realise objectives through the effective management and development of their staff.


Staff at the care agency were assessed to ensure the organisation met the requirements of the standard.


It was also named Britain’s ‘Most Outstanding Care Agency’ at the UK Over 50s Housing Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016.


For more information about Abacare, please call 01443 742645 or visit www.abacare.org.uk. Alternatively, please follow the company on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/Yn4zmS or on Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/visitabacare.

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