To help ensure summertime adventures are enjoyable for pre-schoolers to seniors, a number of safety precautions can help. Right at Home Ann Arbor, a senior care company in Ann Arbor, MI, provides these summer safety tips. For more articles and information about senior care and caregiving tips, visit http://www.rightathome.net/washtenaw/blog/.
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Safe Family Summertime Fun
for Grandparents and Grandkids
Keep the fun in summertime togetherness with these safety tips for outdoor activities.
• Amusement Parks–Take a 15-minute break or so between high-speed rides.
Watch for nausea, dizziness and headaches as signs of bodily stress.
• Biking–A stable, comfortable bike fitted well for each body size will reduce the
risk of falling and injury. Cruisers or hybrid bikes that put riders in a better upright
position are best for seniors.
• Boating –Essential boating safety includes wearing life jackets, avoiding
alcohol use and knowing weather forecasts and local conditions.
• Camping–Always follow basic camping safety. Pack a first aid kit and
emergency supplies including a flashlight, knife, map, compass and waterproof
fire starter. Apply liberal amounts of insect repellant. Be aware of how to respond
to wildlife encounters.
• Swimming –A key to swimming safety is not swallowing chlorinated or natural
ocean, river or lake water. Every hour, both adults and children are advised to
take a bathroom break, reapply sunscreen and rehydrate.
Before beginning any activity, grandparents and grandchildren should review current
9-1-1 and other emergency numbers and have those numbers handy in their
smartphones in case of emergency.
Right at Home Ann Arbor is a leading provider of in-home care and assistance, helping
seniors live as independently and actively as possible. Contact us at
www.rightathome.net/washtenaw or by calling (734) 971-5000.