June and July aren’t just the start of summer, it’s the start of evacuation season.
With thousands of people in danger this year from natural disasters like the wildfires in Colorado, and Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast, now is a good time to make sure the elderly who are living at home, either near or far away from their family, have an evacuation plan in place as part of your senior care plan for them in case of emergencies.
This is something you may only need once, but at least you have it when you need it.
These natural disasters happen each year and they are a good reminder to go over your plan and make sure it is updated. This way when a disaster nears your area, you and your family are ready and know what to do. You can spring into action instead of wondering what to do.
Creating an evacuation plan does not take long. Make a checklist of what you think you will need and have an “evacuation bag” ready to go. Preparing now avoids stress and panic when the time comes.
For more information about how to create an evacuation plan and tips on some of the best items to include, you can contact your local Homewatch CareGivers office to learn how we can help.