Kline Galland Online Information Center*

Dealing with Severe Heat or Cold

Extreme Heat

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Description:

Information about avoiding dangerous high temperatures and heat-related illness; includes factsheet "Heat Stress in the Elderly."


Hyperthermia: Too Hot for Your Health

Source: National Institute on Aging

Description:

Factsheet about heat-related illness in older adults. Covers symptoms, treatment and prevention.


Hypothermia: A Cold Weather Hazard

Source: National Institute on Aging

Description:

Factsheet about factors that put older adults at greater risk for hypothermia; prevention and treatment.


Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Description:

Assists eligible low-income households with their heating and cooling energy costs, and, if the state chooses, to weatherize homes.


Stay Safe in Cold Weather!

Source: National Institute on Aging

Description:

Colorful online booklet helps seniors prepare for winter temperatures and avoid cold-related illnesses.


Winter Storms and Extreme Cold

Source: FEMA

Description:

Being prepared for a major snowstorm or extreme cold. Winter storms can result in flooding, storm surge, closed highways, blocked roads, downed power lines and hypothermia.


Winter Weather

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Description:

Information about hypothermia, frostbite, power outages and other cold weather hazards


* The resources identified here are for informational purposes only, and do not constitute medical or legal advice. Readers are advised to contact their own medical professionals and legal advisors to determine the applicability of the information contained or referenced here to their individual circumstances.