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Elder Care Teams Talk About Natural Disasters & Provide Tips To Prepare Your Loved One

Oct 31, 2018 by Ian Bongaardt

You never know when Mother Nature will call and when it does, you must be ready for what she must bring. Elder care professionals are here to help your loved one and can help them gather the items they need to create a supply kit or help them better understand their evacuation routes.

When you think of a natural disaster, you think of destruction and it is evidenced through tornadoes, hurricanes, and more. Our elder care team stresses how important it is for your senior to watch the local news to know more about the storm and what to expect.

Below, our elder care team will provide you with helpful tips on how to prepare for any natural disaster.

1. Prepare Yourself

  • Study what potential damage the disaster can have on you and your home
  • Sign up to receive emergency text or call alerts to your mobile phone
  • Learn the local evacuation plans and emergency routes

2. Create a Supply Kit with the Following:

  • Personal identification and important documents
  • First aid kit
  • Change of clothes and blankets
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Water and lots of it
  • Medications
  • Handheld tools
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Battery operated flashlight and radio
  • Manual can opener
  • Cell phone and charger

3. Create a Plan and Know It

  • Determine who you will call in an emergency and what steps you need to take
  • Check out http://www.211.org/ or call 211 to learn more about local available resources
  • Write down your plans and place them somewhere that you can recall them easily

Helping your loved one prepare for a disaster is our job here at Comfort Keepers. Our elder care team is ready to assist you and your loved one in any way possible. Call today to learn more about our services. 

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