Storm Preparedness Crucial for Seniors and Caregivers

Severe weather can pose as a threat to anyone but there are certain people, such as seniors who require Scottsdale homecare, who are especially vulnerable. By having a solid plan of action in place and knowing exactly what needs to happen before, during and after a severe storm, you can rest easy knowing you’re prepared.

Severe storms aren’t the only weather conditions us Arizonans need to prepare for. The items listed below can also help in the case of other emergencies such as a power outage during our sweltering summers.

At Cypress HomeCare we recommend you prepare for an emergency situation by gathering these items in advance:

  • Emergency Kit: Includes water ( one gallon per person per day for a minimum of 3 days), food(nonperishable), battery-powered radio with extra batteries, flashlight with extra batteries, first aid kit, whistle and flares, matches in a waterproof container, face mask, plastic sheeting and duct tape for a shelter-in-place, moist towelettes and toilet paper, garbage bags and plastic ties, wrench or pliers, scissors and knife, manual can opener, local maps, and a cell phone with a solar charger or inverter.
  • Medical Needs and Documentation: medications, copies of prescriptions, contact lens supplies or spare eyeglasses; and important legal documents like a copy of your birth certificate, important phone numbers and insurance policies.
  • Protective Wear and Resources: blankets and pillows, one change of clothing and footwear per person, gloves, coats, and rain gear.

Other valuable online resources for disaster preparedness include: FEMA and the Weather Channel’s Weather Ready

If you obtain a nursing job in AZ or as a caregiver for a Scottsdale homecare based company, it is in your best interest to make certain your clients are disaster ready.

At Cypress HomeCare, a provider of skilled nursing care in Phoenix, we know how important the safety and security of your loved one is. That’s why Cypress HomeCare prides itself on hiring qualified, experienced employees, who deliver exceptional care to all of our clients. Give us a call 602-264-8009 or contact us online to learn more about the best homecare in Scottsdale!

Posted on February 7, 2014