Finding it difficult to breath in the hot weather?

It’s that time of year again and while the city looks beautiful, the heat is affecting our clients in more ways than just the temperature!  Fires have impacted the state of the air around us and poor air quality can impact how we feel even in the comforts of our home.  We encourage our home care clients to use common sense regarding outdoor physical activity. If they are experiencing symptoms such as:

  • chest discomfort,
  • shortness of breath,
  • coughing or wheezing,
  • tiredness,
  • headache or dizziness

we talk to them about leave the affected area.  The symptoms may vary from a few minutes to hours.   If after leaving the area our home care clients don’t feel better, we help them seek out medical care.

To get the latest on air quality advisories in BC go to:  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air/air-quality/air-advisories

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