Senior Safety: What is hypothermia?
What is Hypothermia? Facts: Older adults can lose body heat very rapidly. A big chill could potentially turn into a very serious problem. When your body temperature gets low, for an older adult, serious health problems can occur. Heart attack, Kidney problems, Liver damage, or even death. Being outside, or even inside an older home can lead to the dangerous effects of hypothermia. Tips for keeping warm inside: 1. Set your heat at 68 degrees or higher. (to save on bills, close