Member News: Always Best Care Senior Services Advises How to Safeguard Seniors During Weather Emergencies
As a caregiver, it is important to ensure the safety of seniors at home during various weather emergencies like hurricanes, floods, and tornadoes. Always Best Care Senior Services provides helpful tips for seniors and their caregivers to keep in mind for weather emergencies. They recommend keeping the home care agency's number readily available, creating emergency kits that include special considerations for seniors, notifying power companies about reliance on electric-powered medical equipment, and having essentials like flashlights, batteries, and medical supplies on hand. Removing trip hazards in the home and maintaining a week's worth of medication, water, non-perishable food, and important documents are also suggested. The company highlights that such measures significantly reduce injury risks and improve seniors' comfort during power outages and emergencies.
Late August through September is peak hurricane season. With that in mind, HCAOA members on the coastline should consider communicating these tips to their caregivers to share with their clients. By being proactive now, HCAOA members can help caregivers protect and reassure their clients during weather-related events.
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