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Care At Home Should Include A Weather Safety Plan

Oct 16, 2017 by Garrett Sullivan

Your loved one will experience some type of inclement weather at one point or another in their life. Driving in inclement weather, unfortunately, happens and it is important that your loved one have a plan in place and an emergency kit in their vehicle in case they are out on the road when bad weather occurs. Our care at home team can help your loved one prepare for these types of events.

Adults, 65 and older, are the most at-risk group of individuals for traffic accidents. Our care at home team wants you to know that this is because hazardous weather can cause your loved one to lose control of their vehicle and they may even have a slower reaction time, especially when the roads are wet.

If your loved one does need to drive in bad weather, he or she should:

  • Prepare the vehicle beforehand and have maintenance performed on it
  • Avoid bridges, especially when there are high winds
  • Avoid any roads that are flooded, wet, or icy
  • Avoid areas where there is road construction
  • Have a cell phone handy

In addition to the above tips, our care at home team wants your loved one to have a small emergency kit in their vehicle too. This way, should they be involved in an accident, experience a breakdown, or get stranded, they will have some of the things they need on hand. The emergency kit should include:

  • Warm clothes
  • Blankets
  • Jumper cables
  • Can opener
  • Canned or dried food
  • Bottles of water
  • Flashlight
  • Shovel
  • First aid kit
  • Cat litter, bag of sand, or rock salt
  • Windshield scraper

With a good and solid plan in place, your loved one will be able to make it through any storm. The care at home team from Comfort Keepers in Guilford is prepared to work with you and your loved one to create an effective plan that works. Call our office today to learn more about the services we offer. 

Comfort Keepers of Guilford, CT proudly provides care at home for seniors in the following communities throughout Middlesex County & New Haven County:

Branford, Chester, Clinton, Deep River, East Haven, Essex, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison, New Haven, North Branford, Northford, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, West Haven, and Westbrook

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