State urges checks on older adults amid cold - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

State urges checks on older adults amid cold

Posted: Updated:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State officials urge Ohioans to check on older adults who may have more difficulty adjusting to the extremely cold temperatures expected across the state for the next several days.

The Ohio Department of Aging warns that older adults lose body heat more quickly than younger ones and are more susceptible to hypothermia, a potentially dangerous drop in body temperature that can lead to heart and respiratory system failure.

Officials encourage checking to ensure that older adults have adequate, working heating systems and whether they are using heating devices that could pose risks of fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.

Those making the checks also should determine whether older adults have sufficient medical, food and water supplies. They also should have access to a phone that works, even if power goes out.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • UPDATED

    Fake online ads snare nine in Beaver Township prostitution sting

    Fake online ads snare nine in Beaver Township prostitution sting

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 12:24 PM EDT2017-09-26 16:24:37 GMT

    Authorities say they plan more operations similar to an undercover human sex trafficking sting in Mahoning County that resulted in charges against nine men, most of whom who were allegedly looking to buy sex. 

    More >>

    Authorities say they plan more operations similar to an undercover human sex trafficking sting in Mahoning County that resulted in charges against nine men, most of whom who were allegedly looking to buy sex. 

    More >>
  • Salem animal sanctuary moving to 'castle'

    Salem animal sanctuary moving to 'castle'

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 11:32 AM EDT2017-09-26 15:32:31 GMT

    A Columbiana County animal sanctuary has a bigger home and even bigger plans after outgrowing their current facility on Depot Road in Salem. 

    More >>

    A Columbiana County animal sanctuary has a bigger home and even bigger plans after outgrowing their current facility on Depot Road in Salem. 

    More >>
  • Warren woman reports being cut by masked man

    Warren woman reports being cut by masked man

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 10:43 AM EDT2017-09-26 14:43:59 GMT

    A Warren woman is telling police that a mysterious masked man came to her home two times, threatening her during the first visit and cutting her with a razor the second time. 

    More >>

    A Warren woman is telling police that a mysterious masked man came to her home two times, threatening her during the first visit and cutting her with a razor the second time. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms