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Planning Ahead for Senior Emergencies

Home Care in Redding, CT - Being Prepared for an Emergency can be Lifesaving

Home Care in Redding, CTWhat kind of emergency plan do you have in place for yourself, your family, or even an elderly loved one? For individuals who require some type of home care, an emergency plan may be more than just practical. It may be lifesaving.

Any type of in-home care service that someone relies on as the result of some physical, emotional, or mental limitations that they may have at this point in time may make it more difficult getting out of the house in the event of an emergency. Your elderly father might require assistance preparing meals, getting up and down stairs, getting dressed in the morning, or just having some companionship throughout the day.

Because he requires home care, it means he is limited in his capabilities. What happens in the event of an emergency? Where would the home care provider take him? Who would the home care provider call?

It all depends on the different types of emergencies that could arise. Most people, when thinking about home care, only consider health emergencies for the elderly individual who requires an in-home care service provider. Yet there are many other potential emergencies that can arise.

Begin Planning for Emergencies

The best thing you can do is to think about any reasonable potential emergency that could arise for you, your elderly loved one, or even the in-home care service provider. Many professional home care agencies already have various emergency plans in place, but they don’t take everything into account.

A weather-related emergency, for example, could require your loved one to be evacuated. If an evacuation is required by local authorities, they will most likely have shelters for these evacuees to go to. In that case, make sure the home care provider has transportation and can get your loved one to this shelter.

Plan for phone calls. During an emergency situation, it’s important that people are aware of what is going on. The in-home care service provider should have at least a couple of different phone numbers for family members of the patient. This way he or she can contact someone to let them know the situation.

In the event that they have to be evacuated or there is some other type of emergency, such as a fire at the house or other serious situation, and family members cannot be reached, you should have a meeting place designated. This would be a location that the home care provider would take the elderly loved one (assuming he or she is healthy and fine) and where they would wait until his or her family members show up.

Planning for various emergency situations is one of the best ways to protect loved ones, especially those who require some type of home care.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Redding, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, CT at 203-731-2560.

Jim Crossett, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Danbury
Jim Crossett, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Danbury

Our entire staff at SYNERGY HomeCare wishes to extend our warmest welcome to you and your family as you search for the best home care services for your loved one in need.

I am Jim Crossett, president of SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, Connecticut. From our conveniently located office, we serve the residents of Fairfield County including the areas of Danbury, Ridgefield, Redding, New Milford and Southbury.

As you begin your selection process for the perfect living assistance for you senior family member, you are joining the ranks of many concerned children searching for non-medical in-home help. The Danbury area is home to many senior citizens and their families who are looking for a method of care that allows them to stay in the comfort of their residence. Your elderly loved one means a great deal to you and you will not be satisfied with anything but the best for them. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we go beyond your expectations and exceed the high standards you have set for their proper care.

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