Simple products protect seniors from heat stroke
Seniors are more vulnerable to overheating and heat stroke because older bodies don’t adjust to high temperatures as well as younger bodies.
In addition, chronic medical conditions can change their body’s response to heat. And, some prescription medications can prevent sweating or reduce the body’s ability to regulate temperature.
To help you protect your older adult from the heat, we’ve rounded up 6 inexpensive products that keep seniors cool and comfortable in hot weather.
6 affordable products that help seniors stay cool in hot weather
1. $9 Way 2 Cool Mesh Cooling Towel
Get instant cooling relief with this simple, lightweight mesh towel. Get it soaking wet, wring out the excess water, and put it around the neck. It can be reused over and over again and has 50 UPF sun protection.
2. $10 Cool Relief Ice Pack Bandana Head Wrap, Neck Cooling Scarf, Headband
This slim ice pack wrap has reusable ice inserts that keep the wearer cool for 3 hours. The velcro closure is easy to adjust and allows it to be used as a neck wrap, headband, or anywhere you need cooling relief. If this works well, consider buying extra ice inserts to swap out for constant all-day cooling.
3. $13 O2COOL Deluxe Necklace Fan
Wear this battery-powered fan like a necklace and get a vertical flow of cool air that keeps you comfortable in the heat. It’s lightweight, lays flat against the body, and has a breakaway lanyard for safety.
4. $16 Cooling Pillow
Fill this durable pillow with water to activate the ice crystals inside and start the cooling relief.
5. $25 Active Therapy Hot and Cold Gel Pack
This versatile gel mat is 21.5 by 13 inches and covers large areas including upper/lower back, stomach, legs and knees. In the summer, freeze it to keep the body cool for hours.
6. $32 Chill-Its 6665 Evaporative Cooling Vest
This vest is filled with a special material that soaks up water and slowly releases it over 4 hours to keep the body cool. When it dries, soak it again to re-activate. It’s quilted nylon on the outside and has a water-repellent liner and mesh side panels for breathability. Wear it over a shirt (it will get slightly damp).
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By DailyCaring Editorial Team
Image: Schonberg Care
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