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The Ministry of Health reminds on Tuesday that the heat wave plan proposes to 75 years old people or older, living alone (or with an invalid person), with limited autonomy, poorly surrounded and without assistance from the dependency insurance, to register or to be registered to benefit from visits of monitoring and hydration assistance in case of high temperature.
Visits are provided by a home help and care service in the event of a “heat warning” being triggered by the Ministry of Health.
“Registration for surveillance visits is still possible
Registration is still possible for people who meet the criteria by contacting the Red Cross by phone (+352) 27 55-11 00 (Monday-Friday from 8-17 hours) or by sending infos to the following address:
Croix Rouge Luxembourg
89, rue Jean-Pierre Michels
Recommendations during a heat wave
All of us are threatened, even healthy subjects.
It is very important to be properly hydrated so that the body is able to defend itself against the effects of heat:
- drink at least 1.5 liters of liquid (mineral or gaseous water) per day.
- Limit your physical activities.
- The danger is greater for the elderly, people with chronic illness or mental health disorders, people who regularly take medication, and people who are isolated.
- For athletes and people working outside: watch out for dehydration and heat stroke; at the slightest sign of discomfort, get cool and rehydrate.
- Do not expose children unnecessarily to UV rays or heat.
If you have an elderly or sick person living alone, it is important to go to your house every day, to make sure that you have enough mineral water and that you consume enough.
- Make sure it consumes at least 1.5 liters of mineral water or soda per day.
- Ensure that she spends several hours a day in cool or shaded areas.
- Close windows – and shutters of windows exposed to the sun – during the day.
- Make sure she regularly takes refreshing partial showers or baths. “
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