Creating an emergency plan with your family is a smart and responsible way to avoid and minimize the possible threats during an unexpected and dangerous situation. However, you should consider that senior citizens also demand attention; decreased cognitive and physical functions make them especially vulnerable to emergencies. For this reason, at Prorestore DKI in Grimes, we would like to share a few ideas to keep elderly family members safe.
Create a network of doctors, caregivers, relatives and friends and find a way to support and solve any problems your senior may have during an emergency. There should be one person should be responsible for keeping copies of important documents and a spare key to access the residence.
Remember to have smoke alarms installed, they will warn you about any fire threat and they should be loud or have a strobe in case of ear impairment. Also, have items like oxygen tanks or wheelchairs in accessible places. Have several escape routes planned and establish a safe meeting point in case your senior needs to be evacuated.
Seniors may need specific items for their survival; make sure to include prescription medication enough for 7 days, food and water for three days, a flashlight, extra batteries, glasses and hearing aid.
You should keep these simple ideas in mind while you create your emergency plan. Also, be sure to read this previous post containing useful information to winterize your home to avoid many potential problems.
Don’t forget that if your property suffers from any damage, the Prorestore DKI team is always ready. Our technicians are highly-trained to handle water and fire damage amongst other services to bring back your property to its original condition. Think about us next time you are looking for property restoration in Iowa.
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