Say Hello to Our Hydration Stations!
July 13th 2022
As temperatures climb and summer heats up across the country, our communities are taking proactive, healthy measures to ensure residents are keeping hydrated.
We all know how vital hydration is, but it is especially important to keep on top of it for seniors. As we age, our sense of thirst significantly diminishes and older loved ones have the added risk of mental confusion, according to this Aegis Living article.
That’s why our communities ensure there is always someone watching out for residents and ensuring there is an inviting oasis for staying hydrated at our Hydration Stations.
Each community has their own unique approach to ensuring there is always a variety of beverages available at all times. This can include anything from always having fresh hot coffee, both regular and decaf, with stocked supplies of creamers, stir sticks, lids, cups, napkins, sugars, etc. Visually appealing water dispensers or stocked, easily accessible coolers with water bottles at the ready in common areas of the communities. Often, you can find other drinks like soda, juices, and milk readily available, in individual containers in
coolers — always cold and easily accessible to all.
Along with beverages, our communities ensure there are single serve healthy snacks that help hydrate and satisfy. Associates will create carts to hand out cool treats, beverages, and even items like smoothies to meet residents where they are in their rooms, hallways, or common areas. Happy Hour is a great time for many residents to socialize and sip on alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Remember, June 23 is National Hydration Day and staying cool and hydrated is important to us for supporting our residents in living healthy and enjoying life!