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Bath Water Temperature Safety for the Elderly

The temperature of bath water is not often considered as a major safety hazard to adults, but to the elderly with impaired senses and slower movement, it is a significant risk. Bathing in water that is too hot obviously runs the risk of burns but there is also danger in water that is hot yet […]

Hypothermia in the Elderly and First Aid for Low Body Temperature

The body maintains a constant temperature of around 98.6F or about 37C which is needed for it to function properly. Although the normal body temperature can fluctuate slightly and even drop but still be within a normal range, it should not dip lower than 95F or about 35C. When it does so, certain organs cannot […]

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