January 29, 2014

During the recent snowstorm, a Continuum employee whose elderly mother lives with her needed to evacuate her house in the middle of the night when her smoke alarms went off. Her greatest concern was keeping her mother warm while the fire department was on its way. What would you do in a similar situation? Do you have an emergency plan in place for your elderly loved ones when bad weather strikes?

In the Midwest, anything could happen during any season: snowstorms, fire, flooding or tornadoes. Keep a checklist and a backpack of necessary care items by the bed or another convenient spot. Make sure to perform routine inspections of alarms and wiring. Just knowing you are prepared for an emergency will help decrease anxiety if and when that moment comes.

Need more tips? Visit the Resources section of our website for recommendations on disaster preparedness, or call us anytime at (314) 863-9912.