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Highlight:  Meridian Staff Member of the Month – Eric Tucker – CEO Meridian Home Care

Eric has been working in the healthcare industry for over 20 years - first as an optician, then in senior home care.

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With the temperatures starting to climb for the summer months, it becomes more difficult to prepare hot foods, appetites decline, and actions become sluggish.  As we age, our bodies lose their ability to regulate temperature as easily as it used to, so seniors may not realize they’re in danger of heat stroke or other heat-related illness.  Knowing the difference between Heat Exhaustion (need to cool off & rest) and Heat Stroke (life-threatening) to determine if a senior needs immediate medical attention or simply needs help cooling off is vital for a caregiver:

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