The number one way to prevent heatstroke, or any heat-related illness, is air conditioning.
Along with older adults over the age of 65, the poor, socially isolated, overweight, and those with preexisting medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease are also at higher risk of heat-related illnesses. However, even young and healthy individuals can be impacted.
Therefore, it is important for all buildings and man-made environments to be equipped with an adequate cooling system. Most experts believe that the ideal temperature for seniors is between 68 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.