Uncategorized | August 29, 2019
Most seniors enjoy outdoor activities in their retirement, summertime activities especially. While it is important to spend time outside, stay vital, and engage in physical activity, older adults need to practice certain sun safety protocols if they wish to prevent skin damage and ward off the risk of developing skin cancer.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer and as much as 90% of diagnosed skin cancers are caused by ultraviolet radiation. As aging adults have more sensitive skin, they are more susceptible to sustaining sunburns and skin damage, which can lead to developing skin cancer.
The following precautions can help your loved one prevent skin damage and stay safe this summer:
At Comfort Keepers, we can help your loved one to lead an active, fulfilled lifestyle and boost their overall health as much as possible. Our dedicated caregivers can drive and accompany your loved one to appointments or social meetings, provide fluids and weather safety reminders, and support physician-prescribed diets and exercise regimens. This is just a tiny portion of the services we can provide for your family.
Feel free to contact our Victoria, BC office today to learn more. Comfort Keepers is happy to help!