Snowmageddon has taken the nation by storm. Many states are experiencing record cold, snow, and ice. It is a scary situation. Please check on senior adults during this time.
Check all the windows for air leaks and condensation. The home improvement stores carry low-cost solutions to these problems and a government-funded weatherization program.
Store a closed container of sidewalk salt for easy accessibility. Outside stairs and porches are hazardous with just a tiny bit of invisible ice.
Test the outdoor lighting to ensure they are working and directed correctly. Winter daylight is short.
Place a warm blanket in the car. Better to safe than sorry. Keep a blanket just in case of an emergency where you are stuck in the car.
Switch out the closest. Place all the warm winter clothes front and center for easy access. Make sure that coats, gloves, boots, hats, and other accessories can’t be forgotten before stepping out into the cold.
Create an emergency kit for the caregiver that includes personal care and medication. Quick evacuations are already in the news with this crazy weather.
Caregivers and seniors aging at home struggle to balance the cost of utilities with the benefit of heating rooms no longer in use or rarely used. Home repairs can be time-consuming and too difficult for seniors with physical limitations.
Lastly, the CreditForCaring resource guide can help with finding some alternatives to home repairs. Credit For Caring aims to recover some of your personal time and energy with our care management tools and resources. We believe that preserving human dignity and independence rank as the highest human aspiration despite any physical limitations that beset us. Our healthcare team believes in proactive planning for life’s what if’s.