Emergencies can strike at any time, thats why your loved one needs a contact plan.
Senior emergency preparedness doesn’t happen by accident. It takes planning and thought. A great place to start is developing a contact plan.
YES! Your loved one needs a contact plan, it's a key part of senior emergency preparedness.
Ok, now that we have that established where do we start?
First, let’s address why a contact plan is important. In South Florida, it’s not just seniors receiving in-home care who should develop a contact plan but all residents.
Hurricane season is upon us. Should our area be impacted by hurricanes traditional communication can be affected briefly or for an extended period.
Worried family members should know the who, what, where, and when of your evacuation plan and who to contact for accurate information. That’s why you should develop an emergency contact plan as part of your senior emergency preparedness.
Your private caregiver from Abby Services can be an important part of your emergency contact plan. They can help to develop your plan and can also help to keep your family informed.
In the event of an emergency, one important factor of a contact plan is identifying who your primary contact will be. This can be a friend or trusted family member who can act to inform others of your situation and safety.
Please use this Emergency Contact Planning Guide to help develop your own plan.
Use local resources when emergency planning.
In Fort Myers and Cape Coral when we think emergencies we think hurricanes. There are many resources available to help with senior emergency preparedness. Each county published an annual all-hazards guide that includes important info on evacuation, shelters, and preparation tips.