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Elder Care Teams Discuss How Seniors Can Prepare For Natural Disasters

Oct 31, 2018 by Garrett Sullivan

Mother Nature is not to be messed with and elder care teams warn that natural disasters can strike at any time and this means your loved one needs to be prepared for it. While your loved one may think he or she is safe in their home, you must realize that floods can happen, electricity can go out, and more.

Elder care teams want your loved one to be as safe as possible and they are here to not only help but provide guidance in these situations too. Devastation and destruction are what is left behind when a disaster occurs, but, your senior can be better prepared with the help of our team.

Below, our elder care experts will provide some helpful tips:

1. Be Prepared and Know What to Expect

  • Sign up to receive emergency alerts from your local officials or community
  • Learn the local evacuation routes and plans
  • Study the disaster’s potential and know how much damage it may cause

2. Create a Supply List That Contains:

  • Water and lots of it
  • Hand tools and a manual can opener
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Emergency blankets and clothes
  • Cell phone and chargers
  • Personal identification and important papers
  • First aid kit
  • Battery or solar operated flashlight
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Medications
  • Extra batteries

3. Create a Plan

  • Check out http://www.211.org/ for help locating resources you may need
  • Determine what to do or who to call in an emergency
  • Write down your plans and stick them in a place you can recall easily

Helping seniors live in their home safely throughout a disaster is our job. At Comfort Keepers, our elder care teams will assist your loved one is prepared for any type of disaster that comes their way. Call us at your earliest convenience to learn more. 

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