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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
Safety for Seniors
Winter Storms and
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
• 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
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
• 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.
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