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Weather Safety Tips For Seniors From In Home Care Experts

Oct 13, 2017 by Garrett Hafler

The weather can turn nasty at any time and unexpectedly too. If your loved one receives in home care, he or she can count on their caregiver to help them when they are in need. Sometimes, your loved one may need to travel somewhere else when the weather is bad outside and it is important that they have some safety tips in mind and also that they pack an emergency supply kit just in case. Below, our in home care team will discuss some safety tips.

Adults, 65 and older, are often involved in more accidents than others. This is because hazardous weather can cause them to lose control of their vehicle or they may have a slower reaction time. If your loved one needs to drive in bad weather, they should:

  • Avoid roads that are icy, wet, or under construction
  • Avoid bridges, especially when it is windy out
  • Have a cell phone with them, so they can communicate in the event there is an emergency
  • Prepare the vehicle and have basic maintenance preformed on it

Our in home care specialists also want your loved one to know that they should have a box of emergency supplies in their vehicle. You never know when the vehicle may break down or when you may be stuck somewhere and being prepared can help. Your loved one’s emergency supply kit should include:

  • Blankets
  • First aid kit
  • Jumper cables
  • Warm clothes
  • Windshield scraper
  • Containers of water, a can opener, and canned or dried food
  • Bag of sand, cat litter, or rock salt
  • A shovel and flashlight

If you are worried about the safety of your loved one in bad weather, now is the time to speak with their in home care provider. The two of you can work together to make sure your loved one’s vehicle is prepared and that they have all of the supplies needed to help them in an emergency. Call the team at Comfort Keepers in Pittsford today. 

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