Sep 20, 2018 by Marc Jeffries
We often underestimate the volatility of Mother Nature, forgetting that our possessions, our homes, and even those we love can be taken away from us in the blink of an eye because of a tornado, hurricane, wildfire, flood, or any number of other natural disasters.
Of course, we’ve gotten smarter and more sophisticated with the way these catastrophic events are forecasted and handled. Local officials have detailed plans for evacuations, and relief teams are at the ready to help however possible. Experience also counts for a lot. Think of how many disasters you’ve witnessed up to this point, and how you learned from each of those experiences. This experience may aid you and others in any future events. Seniors, in particular, have a wealth of knowledge to pull from.
However, despite this knowledge and expertise, seniors are often those most vulnerable during natural disasters because of chronic health conditions or diminished hearing and vision. Even those in excellent health may just not be as agile as they once were. Fortunately, age-related limitations don’t have to stop seniors from being able to handle whatever Mother Nature throws their way. Below are some helpful tips that senior clients can follow – together with family and/or caregivers – to prepare for natural disasters.
Helping seniors and other adults feel safe and comfortable in their homes is what we prioritize at Comfort Keepers® of Flemington, New Jersey and part of that includes helping them feel prepared for any crises that may arise. Our caregivers can go through the above tips to ensure clients have what they need to safeguard against natural disasters. Contact Comfort Keepers of Flemington, NJ to learn more about how we can help maintain safety, comfort, and happiness in the home. For more information, please contact us today or call (908) 806-2220 or Toll Free at (877) 806-2220. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.