With springtime weather, please make sure that your loved one has appropriate clothing and supplies. Clothing should be loose-fitting and cover the arms and legs. A wide brimmed hat will protect the neck. Use sunscreen that says broad-spectrum on the label of at least 15 SPF; apply 30 minutes before sun exposure and reapply often. Remember that sunburn occurs even in overcast weather, and the sun can interact with medications your loved one may be taking. ALWAYS use sunscreen and drink plenty of fluids.
Please remind your loved one that there is to be NO over the counter or prescription medicine in the resident's room. Please also discourage your loved one from ordering these types of things online, and for those who visit, pleate do NOT give the resident any medicine without the Wellness Center's knowledge. Many medications may interact with other medications that your loved on is already taking and could lead to serious complications. This includes vitamins and supplements. THANK YOU!!!