Summer temperatures can have a serious impact on people in your care and extra precautions and interventions may be needed to ensure their safety and wellbeing. The summer temperature outlooks for 2014-15 indicate a warmer than normal season for both the days and nights across the Australian mainland. Hot summer weather means we need to be alert to the possibility of heatwaves.
Please take the time to read this message from the Department of Social Services about things you can do to help people avoid heat-associated illness. A handy checklist offers some simple strategies to ensure clients are cool and comfortable.