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Winter Preparedness Checklist Courtesy of a Home Care Agency

Nov 5, 2018 by Sandra Hatch

Comfort Keepers is a home care agency that offers its services around the United States. This includes sunny parts like California, but also parts of the country where the winters can be really cold. Their experience with senior care has thought them how to help the elderly stay safe and sound when the cold days come. If you have a senior who lives alone, here’s what Comfort Keepers advise you to do to help them get ready for the upcoming winter:

  • Hire a professional to do an inspection of their furnace and all the other heating units
  • Make sure that the smoke detectors in your senior’s home are working properly; the same goes for the carbon monoxide detectors
  • Make sure there’s at least one fire extinguisher in the senior’s home
  • Do all in your power to make their home better at preserving heat (install window strips, do window caulking, seal any holes there might be in the walls, and so on)
  • Prepare an emergency food bag with canned food that could last for at least several days in the case of a big storm; the same goes for bottled water
  • Purchase a set of batteries, power bank, radio, flashlights, and other tools and gadgets the senior might find useful in the case of an emergency

Of course, the best way to ensure your senior’s wellbeing over the winter is not to let them live alone. And if you can’t move in with them, the solution is to ask professional caregivers to help out. Comfort Keepers are the obvious choice.

To get in touch with this home care agency and learn more about the services that could help your aging loved one during cold winter months, you can visit them at their offices in Fresno or give them a call at (559) 365-6440.

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