Frankfurt/Main (dpa/lhe) - Care facilities in Hesse have prepared for the heat wave with a whole bundle of measures. As reported, for example, by the umbrella organization of the German Caritas Association, the facilities have ready-made heat concepts. Caritas also has numerous houses in Hesse. Regular drinking or meals with little meat, but with fruit rich in water, are part of the plan, said a spokeswoman for Caritas. Medical baths are also provided for the patients.
Parts of the daily routines such as walks would also be adjusted, so rooms will be darkened if possible. “Our outpatient care services are very vigilant here, especially when it comes to drinking,” explained Caritas. Therefore, drinking islands are placed in the homes of those in need of care, i.e. drinking facilities on side tables or window sills that older people often pass by. According to the German Weather Service (DWD), maximum temperatures of up to 39 degrees can be reached in Hesse this Tuesday.