Extreme heat, like the heat wave we’re experiencing now in Texas, is particularly dangerous for vulnerable older adults. Those older than 65 need to be especially vigilant in the heat because of the risk of heat-related deaths.
When possible, avoid going outside when it’s hot out to prevent a heat-related illness. Stay in a cool environment as much as possible.
Read more in this article by Ilaria Parogni in the New York Times for tips on what to look out for and prevention of heat-related illnesses for the elderly: How can older adults stay safe during a heat wave?
Elder law attorney, Terry Garrett, is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is an Approved Guardianship Attorney. She assists people in elder law, estate and special needs planning, guardianship and settling estates. She graduated with honors from Cornell University. She was on the Dean’s List at Wharton Business School. She earned her J.D. at Columbia Law School, receiving the Parker Award and a Mellon Fellowship.