Overheating in care homes

Webinar on 24 March 2021

NB: You can skip the first 7 minutes introduction to this webinar (Residential Forum)

Abstract

In the coming decades the UK is expected to experience hotter and drier summers, and more frequent and intense heatwaves.  The UK also has a rapidly ageing population, with people aged 75 or over expected to account for 13% of the total population by 2035. Older populations can be more vulnerable to heat stress due to underlying chronic health complications. As older people spend much of their time indoors, their exposure to heat is largely governed by the indoor environment. In care homes, poor building design, ineffective heat management, and diverging needs and preferences between staff and residents may contribute to increased indoor heat exposure with detrimental consequences for the health of the most vulnerable residents. This webinar will describe the work to date of the ‘ClimaCare’ project in addressing these issues. We will discuss the monitoring and modelling that we have undertaken and also  provide details of some initial work to monetize the health benefits of adaptations designed to protect against heat risks.

View the video and presentation slides for the webinar:

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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