Do you have experience with seniors capacity in hot climates and how they survive best? (After all, air conditioning is a new invention.) We are wondering if there is a way to have a short vacation of 4-7 days or so in a very hot climate like Key West Florida...(we would choose another area, but budget limitations and want to feel like we are really going somewhere different)
_ What precautions or warnings for a family vacation with grandchildren and have grandparents come along.... But being a place like the Keys... will it harm them even though they bring water and electrolyte drinks and hats and wear light weight clothing and stay out of the heat as much as possible which defeats the purpose if they have to stay indoors? How long can they stay out in a hot climate? Can you give me some guidelines for managing the outings we take with them in such a hot climate? Is it doable or must we leave them behind? We never did anything like this in 20 years and i would like to try. My Father would love to go big game fishing at 86...THey are both frail although my Father plays pingpong once a week and neighter work out and are losing muscle tone. But i have them both on denatured whey protein shakes. If you think any geriatric caregivers or elderly physical therapists that are on this site and would know more, please refer the question to them instead if you are not that experienced with this.
my father has diabetes and my mother has an enlarged aorta... i need more statistic information like how do seniors handle hot climates....I know about the elecrolite issue and light clothing as i mentioned above in my first post.
so how long can a couple as i mentioned 76 and 86, hold out on an outdoor outing on a hot humid day in florida,,,,,one that might not have much of a breeze and 97 degris in FLorida...
Even though they have water and hats and light clothing...Can they go on an outing lasting 2-3 hours only staying outside in 97 heat?....And replenishing the body with all the above should be all that is needed?
what about food snacks....so stuff like icecream and smoothies ice slushies,, that sort of thing that is a draw in hot touristy climates is not good or just straight ice?.....
i forgot to tell you that my father takes diabeticc medication and my Mom takes nefedical and lothyroxine.... (soemthing like that)
i know that.....why i made the reference to these meds is because you asked first in your answer to me if they take blood pressure meds or have high blood sugar.....SO i wanted to get that relevant info back to you.....
no thank you
i know, thank you please close the question