Home health care nurses check on clients during hot temps

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RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. -- Staff at All Generations Home Care are trained to care for their patients based on the season. During the hot summer months, they pay close attention to monitor any flares with the patients’ health condition.

President Lynne Garren said that many of the staff look at the current heat index to monitor whether or not clients should go outdoors and make sure indoors, they stay comfortable.

“We most recently had a client that the caregiver went in and she noticed that it was extremely hot and she kept checking and did find out the air conditioning was not working,”Garren said.

Registered Nurse Marla Harn supervises the CNAs and clients. Harn said make sure your loved ones have plenty of fluids, wear light colored clothing and are only outdoors during the late evening or early morning.

“It’s so easy for an elderly person to become dehydrated get cramps get confused you know so you want to monitor them really closely especially in the hot times,” Harn said.

All Generations Health Care serves approximately 30 patients in seven counties; Randolph, Guilford, Davidson, Alamance, Chatham, Montgomery and Moore.