Elderly Care in Cedar Grove, NJ: National Rip Current Awareness Week

Providing active and effective elderly care has changing requirements throughout the year.  If you want to ensure your aging loved one is safe, healthy, and happy, it is important to understand the risks at hand and how to handle them effectively.

As the temperature rises and the sun begins shining down more beautiful summer days, families everywhere begin heading to the beach. With this influx of swimmers entering the great oceans of America, there are a few safety tips that almost everyone knows. Keeping sunscreen on, staying hydrated and bringing proper first aid equipment are all common sense things to keep in mind when bringing the family out to the water. However, there are more dangers than just too much sun and getting Elderly Care in Cedar Grove, NJthirsty and Rip Current Awareness Week exists to educate about one of them.

Rip currents are strong currents that run underwater and push away from the shore and into deeper ocean. Some of the strongest types of rip currents are capable of speeds up to eight feet per second. This is stronger and faster than even the best of swimmers and can drag anyone further out than they would like to go. They are especially dangerous for children and the elderly who can be dragged underwater easily. The vast majority of rescue missions for swimmers are due to rip currents that have dragged a swimmer or surfer much further into the ocean than they had planned to go. More people die each year due to rip current drowning than lightening or shark attacks, up to around one hundred deaths annually.

There are several things everyone can do to help limit the risk of rip tides. The most important is to know how to swim. Swimming in a pool and swimming in the ocean are two very different things as the pool will have little to no resistance to you cutting through the water. Knowing how to swim effectively will go a long way to keeping safe. On top of this, making sure you are properly hydrated and protected from the sun will keep you focused and aware of your surroundings when swimming, thus limiting how easily you can get knocked off course. Make sure you know where you are in relation to the shore at all times and if you feel a current pulling you, swim to the side, allowing you to break free of the current.

For Senior Care Services in Cedar Grove, NJ Area call 973-287-4718, Serving Caldwell, Clifton, Montclair, Bloomfield, Nutley, Cedar Grove, Verona, Little Falls, Belleville, Totowa, Essex Fells, Roseland, Glen Ridge, West Paterson, Fairfield, Passaic

About Zack Demopoulos

Zack and Phyllis Demopoulos are the Owners of ComForcare Senior Services of Fairfield, NJ.

Whether it’s in business or in life, finding the right partner is vital to the success of any union.Fortunately, Zack and Phyllis Demopoulos have found the perfect counterparts in each other.After 21 years of marriage, the couple decided to join forces in a new way with ComForcare.Zack had over two decades in healthcare at Warner-Lambert and Pfizer, and Phyllis was a stay-at-home mom of three and former Estée Lauder trainer.Their strong family values and personal experience with helping relatives who required continuous assistance led them to a business
centered on providing top-notch care to those needing it most. ComForcare is committed to providing caregiving, resources and education to families in Northern Essex and Southern Passaic counties.
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