Who should worry about heat illness?

an older woman holds an infantSome people are more likely to get sick from heat and should take extra care to keep cool when it is hot out.

What to Do: In general, make sure people have access to air conditioning, monitor them for signs of serious illness, encourage them to drink more fluids, and talk with their health care provider if they take medications.

Caregivers, relatives, and neighbors need to check on people that are not able to take care of themselves during hot weather.

Use these links to find out more about people who are most likely to have serious problems in heat.