Lightning, Home Care, and Protecting the Senior and the Caregiver


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Lightning, Home Care, and Protecting the Senior and the Caregiver

Home Care in New Milford, CT

Home Care in New Milford CTSevere 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.

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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