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Each Visiting Angels office is independently owned and operated.

**Not all services available in every state. Check with your local agency.

†Information provided by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

(FEMA) ² Information provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine

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• Up to 24-Hour Care

• Meal Preparation

• Light Housekeeping

• Personal Hygiene Assistance

• Errands, Shopping

• Rewarding Companionship

• Respite for Family Caregiving

• Day/Night, Live-In or Live-Out Care


Prepare for Colder Days Ahead

Winter Weather

Safety for Seniors

Winter Storms and

Extreme Cold

1) Before Storms & Extreme Cold

• Before winter approaches, add the following

supplies to your emergency kit:

• Rock salt or more environmentally safe

products to melt ice on walkways.

• Sand to improve traction.

• Snow shovels and other snow removal


• Sufficient heating fuel. You may become

isolated in your home and regular fuel

sources may be cut off.

• Adequate clothing and blankets to keep

you warm.

• Make a family communications plan. Your

family may not be together when disaster

strikes, so it is important to know what to do in

case of an emergency.

• Listen to a NOAAWeather Radio or other local

news channels for critical information from the

National Weather Service (NWS).

• Minimize travel. If travel is necessary, keep a

disaster supply kit in your vehicle.

• Bring pets/companion animals inside during

winter weather.

2) Winterize Your Home

• Extend the life of your fuel supply; insulate

your home by installing stormwindows or

covering windows with plastic from the inside

to keep cold air out.

• Clear rain gutters, repair roof leaks and cut

away tree branches that could fall on a house

or other structure during a storm.

• Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by

having them cleaned and inspected every year.

• All fuel-burning equipment should be vented

to the outside and kept clear.

• Learn how to shut off water valves (in case a

pipe bursts).

• Hire a contractor to check the structural

integrity of the roof to sustain unusually heavy

weight from the accumulation of snow - or

water, if drains on flat roofs do not work.



937 Haverford Road, Suite 200

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010