Seniors and Caregivers – It's time to prepare for weather emergencies!
September 10th, 2018
SENIORS AND CAREGIVERS – IT’S TIME TO PREPARE FOR WEATHER EMERGENCIES!
Hurricanes, thunder storms, snow/ice appear in fall – winter months, sometimes with little warning. Our favorite tips for dealing with hurricanes and thunder storms appear below.
- *Put together your emergency supply kit including flashlights, extra batteries, manual can opener, bottled water/juice, non-perishable foods (fruits, peanut butter, crackers, vegetables).
- *Put spare glasses in place that can be easily located. Add a magnifier if its’ needed.
- *Call your town hall to obtain location of emergency shelter; keep information in emergency kit. Make sure emergency shelter can accommodate need for oxygen. Is it accessible to those with handicaps? Does the shelter allow pets?
- *Buy a few BATTERY OPERATED CANDLES (no candles requiring matches please) for emergency kit
- *Make sure your prescriptions are up to date and you have at least two weeks’ supply.
- *Keep your cell phone charged!
- *Find out about public transportation for seniors and persons with disabilities; store the information in location it can be easily found.
- *Are you on dialysis? Talk to your medical provider about emergency situations that prevent your treatment.
- *Post a list of your medications in accessible location (include dosage and frequency).
- *Have your wheelchair checked before snow & ice arrive.
- *If possible, let friends and family know you need help OR are OK. Check on friends to see if they need help.