One of the most important steps you can take before severe weather hits is to have an emergency plan in place with your elderly parent.
- Ensure that your aging parent is aware of the emergency weather alerts and understands the information in those alerts so they can make the proper decisions.
- Identify safe locations if your loved one loses power or another emergency that requires they have to leave their home. Make arrangements to get them there if you are not able to bring them yourself.
- Make sure they have their medications filled.
- Prepare enough food to help them get by for a few days.
- Have a backup plan in the event that members of the care team or family are not able to communicate through landlines, cell phones, social media, or email.
- Establish the order in which members of the care team or family will get in touch with each other to reduce confusion.
Having a severe weather emergency plan for your family is vital, especially if you have a senior loved one. We know firsthand how having a plan in place can benefit your family. Before the first snow falls or ice forms on the roads, consider contacting JEVS Care at Home and we will ensure that your loved one is taken care of.