The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that every year around 300 people in the US die from heat related ailments. In addition, thousands of American citizens suffer from dehydration, heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Scorching southern Nevada summers put a lot of stress on air conditioning systems and many seniors put off servicing their ac systems due to cost and inconvenience.
Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada offers FREE A/C REPAIR FOR QUALIFYING SENIORS.
Are you without Air Conditioning in your home?
If you believe you or someone you know, is eligible for our a/c program and other home repair services, we encourage you to call our office at 702.259.4900 and one of our project managers will walk you through the application process.
Do You Qualify for RTSNV Services?
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If you do not qualify for our program we suggest contacting 211, the states referral service that connects callers to free information about critical health and human services available in the community.
RTSNV Can Help
In homes where there are no fans or air conditioning it may be dangerous if temperature rises above 90 °F. Some seniors prefer to keep windows closed for security reasons even when cool breeze is blowing. Help our beloved seniors this summer by making sure they are comfortable and well hydrated.
Senior Health Matters
Senior citizens are more susceptible to the effects of heat, as their bodies return to normal slowly, and their bodies cooling mechanism is not as efficient as younger people. Hence, seniors should be well aware of the health problems related to summer heat and keep their AC systems in good working order to prevent these health problems.
Those seniors who are on low carbohydrate diets should be careful and take a lot of fluids, as the extra protein in their diets can cause the body to get heated up quickly. As such everyone should also take extra fluids during summer months to compensate for dehydration.
TIP: Seniors who are on low carbohydrate diets should be careful and take a lot of fluids,
as the extra protein in their diets can cause the body to get heated up quickly.
As such everyone should also take extra fluids during summer months to compensate for dehydration.