High temperatures can affect older people in particular. In the facilities around Freiburg, people are prepared for the heat wave – with some special ideas.
When temperatures rise, older people in particular suffer: dehydration, disorientation and physical weakness can be the result. In the retirement homes in Breisgau, among other things, there is an increased number of drinking offers and nightly airing. In some places, however, the home management and nursing staff have also developed special offers.
A sophisticated heat concept is used in the Oskar-Saier-Haus: “We notify the employees in writing if a heat wave is imminent,” explains deputy nursing manager Annemarie Nagy. The letter also lists specific measures. For example, the carers should make sure that the rooms are clean during the day…