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Senior Care Experts Talk About How Seniors Can Prepare For Natural Disasters

Oct 16, 2018 by Shannon Meller

You never know when Mother Nature will strike and when she does, it can be devastating. We have all watched as tornadoes, tsunamis, and hurricanes rip through areas and leave nothing but sadness and destruction behind. It can happen to anyone, anywhere, so it is best to be as prepared as possible. Fortunately, as senior care experts remind us, local officials have plans in place for these types of emergencies and the weather/news stations give us time to prepare before the disaster occurs.

Below, you will find some helpful tips from our senior care team that will allow you and your loved one to prepare for a natural disaster that is on its way.

1. Be informed

  • Study what disaster is likely to hit your area
  • Sign up for email or text alerts within your community
  • Learn the local emergency response and evacuation plans and routes

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

  • First aid kit
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Water and lots of it
  • Personal documents and identification
  • Medications
  • Battery-operated flashlights and radios
  • Emergency blankets
  • Manual can opener
  • Batteries
  • Cell phone and chargers
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Handheld tools
  • Change of clothes

3. Create a plan and put it in place

  • Determine what you will do in an emergency and who you need to contact
  • Make an assessment of your home and learn the escape routes
  • Write down all plans and put them in a place you can recall easily
  • Check out http://www.211.org/ or call them to learn more about available services in your area

Senior Care Teams at Comfort Keepers Can Help

Helping seniors live in their home comfortably and safely is one of the top priorities at Comfort Keepers. Our senior care team can help your loved one prepare for and get through a natural disaster as safely as possible. Call today to learn more about our available services. 

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