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Home Care Services: Tips For Seniors To Prepare For Natural Disasters

Oct 16, 2018 by Garrett Hafler

Mother Nature is a force to be reckoned with and when she strikes, it can be saddening and devastating for those who were in her path. We have all watched hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters destroy homes, farms, and lives. Home care services professionals want you to remember that a natural disaster can happen at anytime and to anyone, so it is best to be as prepared as possible.

Home care teams remind you that it is always best to watch the news and keep informed about evacuation plans and orders through your local officials as they can provide you with good information as a disaster approaches.

Below, you will find several helpful tips from our home care services team that will help you and your loved one best prepare for any natural disaster that may be on its way.

1. Stay informed and be in the know

  • Study what disaster is going to affect your area and know how much of an affect it is predicted to have
  • Sign up to receive emails or texts from your local community and emergency officials
  • Learn the local evacuation plans and routes

2. Create yourself a supply kit that contains the following:

  • Personal documents and identification
  • First aid kit
  • Water, lots of water
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Medications
  • Change of clothes
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Handheld tools
  • Cell phone and a charger for the phone
  • Manual can opener
  • Batteries in various sizes
  • Battery-operated radio and flashlights
  • Emergency blankets

3. Create a plan and learn it

  • Determine what steps you will take in an emergency and have a list of contacts that you can call
  • Assess your home and determine the evacuation routes
  • Write down your plans and stick them in a place you can recall easily
  • Check out http://www.211.org/ or call 211 to learn more about available services in your area

Home Care Services Professionals at Comfort Keepers Can Help

Helping your loved one live in their home safely and comfortably is the goal of the home care services team here at Comfort Keepers. To learn more about how we can help your senior in a natural disaster, call today. 

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