We can’t predict, but we can prepare!
Almost everyone is born into this world with negative traits. We observe first hand with our children and grandchildren, throwing tantrums and complaining naturally. As adults we have the tendency to complain and also not doing anything to change a situation if it is outside our everyday norm.
But there are some situations that we have to take care of before it is too late. You and I know that we do not live in a perfect world and we have to make ourselves aware and be prepared for changes. One area that we have been focusing on throughout the month of September was to prepare for unforeseen circumstances.
As mentioned in our earlier blog this month, there are many different types of disasters, including (but certainly not limited to) house fires, winter ice/snow storms, hurricanes, tornados, floods, and power outages. Some are common, some are extreme, so it is a good idea to get prepared for all.
Please refer back to our Disaster Planning 101 and print out the PDF on Checklist for inventory of essential paperwork, complimentary from Keeping In Touch Solutions.
Today, we will focus on emergency and disaster supplies to collect and keep in a convenient place at home for disasters in case of power outage from an ice storm or other natural ‘inconveniences’.
Before you start buying and collecting your essentials and food supplies, you need to ask yourselves a few questions and also need to know the needs of your spouse, family or pets. Here are a few to guide you:
What type of medical supplies do I need on a weekly basis or daily basis?
Do I need an extra pair of eyeglasses, hearing aids etc?
What type of food do I need to stay healthy and will not go stale in my emergency food supplies box/bag?
What type of nutritional supplements do I need?
Do I have a special diet?
Do I need extra batteries for all the gadgets that I need for emergency?
For complete sets of checklist, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will rush a copy to you immediately.
Nothing is more disastrous than knowing and not doing and doing and not knowing what is best for you and your family.
So it is important to determine what should go into the ‘to-go’ bag or box in case of a disaster and you need to leave your home and head to a public shelter.
We live in a land of plenty with all the conveniences of life like microwave, dishwashers, instant food, fast foods and the list goes on. Can we live like a survivor with bare essentials when there is an emergency and disaster? Other than the essential and food in our ‘to-go’ bag how are we mentally? Are we prepared?
Don’t wait for someday. We need to do it now. Ed Foreman said it well:
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I’ll start living my life the way I want…someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I’ll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad…someday, now that I’m about to retire, I’ll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see…someday.
When is your someday to get prepared?
A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.
Contact me at 317-480-1038 today. Let’s make a difference together.
I’m Diana Beam, Founder of Keeping in Touch Solutions. It is my heartfelt desire for every person to live a happy and healthy life in the place they call home, no matter what their age. You can’t put a price on peace of mind for your parents and yourself. It’s priceless . . . and significant.
For that reason, the goal of every Keeping In Touch Solutions program is to provide a caring connection and service that both the elderly and their caregivers can rely on to make living that good life easier.
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