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Camarillo, Calif., U.S.A. — Summer of 2012 is now nearly half-way over, and it looks to easily be among the hottest on record, both nationwide and in Southern California. While residents of Sally’s Residential Care Home, a widely praised assisted living facility located in Eastern Ventura County, live in air conditioned comfort and are monitored regularly while out of doors, the same can’t always be said for seniors who are on their own.
Sally and Kayhan Mojab, registered nurses and owner/operators of Sally’s Residential Care Home, are concerned that seniors living independently may tend to discount the threat posed by a heat wave. Seniors on their own often like to put up a brave face and may not fully realize themselves just how serious a toll extreme summer temperatures can take.
When temperatures and heat indexes become very high, independent seniors without access to air conditioning need to spend time cooling off in air conditioned surroundings. Senior centers, coffee shops, malls, and movie theaters may offer potentially lifesaving respite from the extreme daytime heat. State funded cooling centers located in various spots around Ventura County also allow seniors to cool off without having to spend money, as commercial venues often demand.
Of course, seniors with access to air conditioning should use it. Sally’s Residential Care Home suggests that those with concerns about high energy bills should contact utilities to see if they qualify for one of the low income energy programs available in Southern California.
As registered nurses as well as owners of the Camarillo assisted living facility, Sally and Kayhan Mojabalso know that regular contact with seniors is important to ensure that all is well. Family and friends of seniors are therefore advised to check in regularly during heat waves to make sure loved ones are comfortable and in good health. Heat-stroke and other conditions may tend to creep up even on healthy young people, so a brief conversation with an aging friend or family member can make a crucial difference.
Comprised of three licensed facilities located in close proximity to the Leisure Village senior living facility and Las Posas Estates in Camarillo, Sally’s Residential Care Home is among the finest facilities for seniors who are unable to live on their own. Assistance on a host of health issues is provided on a round-the-clock basis and the emotional and psychological needs of guests are given an extremely high priority at the facility. Founders and operators Sally and Kayhan Mojab are concerned members of their community and deeply involved with the concerns of local seniors.
For more information on the services provided by Sally’s Residential Care Home, please visit www.sallyscarehome.com