Home Care in New Milford, CT
Severe weather can strike at just about any time. Thanks to today’s meteorological technology and innovations, weather forecasts have become much more accurate. People can tell when severe thunderstorms or other severe weather is on its way or at an increased risk depending on many factors. For any senior who relies on home care, if they go outside during the warm, spring and summer months, they will be exposed to potential risk factors, including severe lightning and thunderstorms that can role in out of seemingly nowhere.
Many areas in the United States are at risk of severe weather, especially lightning strikes and torrential downpours. Whenever the senior is going out to spend time in the park, to go gardening, or do anything outside, it’s a good idea that he or she or their caregiver check the weather forecast for that day. If there is a risk of severe weather at a certain time in the afternoon, it’s advisable to either be close to the vehicle, shelter, or be heading back home or, better yet, home already when that risk is at its highest.
That might not always be practical, though. So the elderly individual and the caregiver, whether it’s a family member or a paid professional, should focus on knowing exactly where shelter is, how long it would take to reach that shelter, and to remain relatively close during the highest risk times of the day.
For example, if the senior and his or her caregiver are going to a local park to walk around, maybe feed the birds, or just sit and enjoy the beautiful day, if a thunderstorm begins to form and is relatively close, and it took approximately 20 minutes for the senior to get to where they were, that’s 20 minutes it will take them to get back to their vehicle if there is no other shelter close by.
By the time you hear thunder in the distance, there is always a risk of being struck by lightning. Reducing those risks is a matter of staying safe and paying attention to the warning signs that could indicate severe weather is on its way. Today’s smart phones offer apps so that an individual can quickly see the radar and determine whether there is a storm forming, approaching, and quite close. Stay close to shelter and stay safe this spring and summer with home care.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in New Milford, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, CT at 203-731-2544.