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A few short weeks ago, we in Southeastern Florida held our collective breath as Hurricane Harvey raced towards the gulf coast smashing into Southeast Texas, flooding Houston and its surroundings. more

Sep 19, 2017 2:40 PM Editor's Pen 1 Comments

In most parts of the country, the long-anticipated summer days also mean the coming of the much-dreaded storm season. From thunderstorms to tornadoes, and hurricanes, weather is as unpredictable as a loved one suffering from memory loss more

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Do not enter a building if you smell gas. Call 9-1-1. Do not light a match or turn on lights. Wear waterproof boots and gloves to avoid floodwater touching your skin. more

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If you’re among America’s 54 million caregivers, knowing how to evacuate a loved one or how a loved one can take shelter during an emergency may not be as easy as just stepping out a door, or crawling out a window, more

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Much of the time, those for whom we are caregivers live in our home, and so the physical act of preparing for a storm’s onslaught is not noticeably different than if that person were not present; however, it’s the intangibles that add to the stress. more

Sep 4, 2017 1:15 PM Articles

As hurricane season begins, it is a good idea to prepare your home with essentials such as extra water bottles, flash lights and non-perishable foods. more

Jun 12, 2017 10:00 AM Articles

Hurricane season is here again. Caregivers need to plan ahead as much as possible. more

Jun 1, 2017 3:14 PM Articles

Safety Begins at Home: Emergency Escape Plan for Loved Ones with Mobility Challenges more

May 19, 2017 10:14 AM Articles

September is National Preparedness Month, a nationwide effort sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and schools. more

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When considering a home or family disaster plan, it is easy to overlook medications and the special needs of family members. Instead of waiting for an event to occur, think ahead. more

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The aftermath of a storm requires quick thinking to assess immediate needs and replenish losses. Having a plan and a protocol can help caregivers remain in control and be prepared. more

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