"I don't do well in the heat, I have to have the air conditioner on all the time,” said Lila Marble, a
However, Lila’s feelings toward heat are mutual with her husband Jack and many other seniors. In fact, according to senior care experts most elderly have a hard time when the warmer weather hits.
“This is a critical time for elderly, because they like warm they like the heat, said Sam Davis a senior care expert with Home Instead Senior Care in
"We try to avoid sun as much as possible. We know Vitamin D is great but there skin is so thin they get burned so easily,” said
Wearing hats, sunscreen and light clothing is key to keeping cool. However, even if you’re inside you have to remember to stay hydrated and avoid adjusting the thermostat, something
"What we do is we put a sign over the thermostat and we remind them not to touch it,” said
As for the Marbles, they say they try to stay shaded and drink plenty of liquids.
“I do enjoy being outside,’ said Jack Marble.
Home Instead Senior Care also suggests if you have a older loved one to keep an eye on their thermostat for them and in addition to drinking lots of water also make sure they are eating plenty of fruits and vegetables.