Doctors remind people to check on elderly, others during extreme heat

The extreme heat in our area is especially dangerous for certain groups of people.

Doctors are advising everyone to stay indoors and keep hydrated.

They also say to make sure you keep an eye on those at-risk of developing problems from the heat, including the elderly.

“If you do have some loved ones or some friends who are elderly or you know have chronic illness, if they live alone or if there’s ever any concern just check in with them especially in times like this because because those are the patients at highest risk,” said Dr. Michael Lindeke from Mayo Clinic Health System.

Doctors say other high risk populations include children, pregnant women, and people who don’t have air conditioning.