Be aware that elderly people are particularly susceptible to heat related injury and death. Heatstroke occurs 12 to 13 times more often in persons 65 years or older than it does in younger persons.
When transporting people from your facility to another location during hot weather, DADS encourages providers to:
- Carry a list with the names of all the people who are being transported.
- Verify that everyone has exited the vehicle at drop-off locations.
- Make sure no one is left inside the vehicle when you park it.
- Ensure that seat belts and seat surfaces inside the vehicle are not too hot before people get in.
In addition, knowing the signs of heat related illnesses can help ensure the safety of the people you serve during hot weather. Learn more at: