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Summer Heat Danger for Elderly Community

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- The heat in Yakima is especially bad for children and the elderly, but doctors and care providers around the city are doing what they can to help.

"We offer them ice water, we will take them the cups, the lids, the straws, whatever they need," said Activity Director at Chesterley Meadows Assisted Living, Teena Schliep. 

Nurses said dehydration is the most dangerous and common thing that affects elderly people in the summer, and you should always be on top of their well-being.

"I think if you have an elder in your family, you should check on them more frequently in the hot temperatures," said Managing Nurse at Memorial Hospital, Kim Bersing.

On top of drinking lots of water, Bersing said it is a good idea to keep the elderly from going outside during the hottest time of the day.

"Stay cool, stay inside if you can, use your air conditioner if you have one," Bersing said.

Some other things you can do to help elderly people in your family is to keep them hydrated, and always check on them, especially during these days where temperatures reach more than 100 degrees.

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