As Hurricane season approaches us here in South Florida, readiness plans are essential for all families and are particularly important for families with loved ones that have specific care needs. If you want to be completely prepared for a natural disaster, it is necessary to identify evacuation routes, travel needs, emergency materials and address the specific needs of all family members and household pets. Quality Family Care has a few useful tips to help you stay ahead of the upcoming Hurricane season.
When you Intend to Evacuate:
Details to talk about with your Home Health Care Nurse
If you intend on leaving during an inbound storm you should talk about your plan with your home health care nurse to set up a reconnection strategy after the hurricane, a point of contact number and whether you will require traveling home health care solutions for your family member or loved ones.
If you are a patient with substantial requirements such as regular oxygen or IV treatment and or you depend on ventilators, you should go over these necessities with your physician and home health care company to guarantee these items are considered in your strategy.
If you are planning to vacate to a shelter it is necessary to have a shelter or retreat in mind to safely escape to (see our reference list below). When heading to a shelter you need to have a copy of your present home care program of care in addition to a primary caregiver, medicines and specific dietary meals and medical items if required.
Your Furry Friends
If you expect evacuating in the middle of an inbound storm you ought to have a plan available for pet management, in case you are not able to bring your pets alongside you. You can use the information listed at the bottom of this page to get in touch with your neighborhood Humane Society or Animal Control Department to more details.
If you Intend to Endure the Hurricane:
If you intend to endure the hurricane at home with a loved one with specific requirements you too should take each one of the same measures discussed above. It is also crucial that you have sufficient food and water provisions for the entire family and pets for many days. After the hurricane you may be confronted with minimal emergency assistance, flooded streets and lack of communication devices that necessitate you and your family to be self-sufficient for 8-14 days or more in extreme situations.
Quality Family Care has created an in-depth list of essential information to help you in your hurricane preparation strategy below. If you would like more details regarding our home health care services, please call us to go over your specific requirements right away! 877-513-7156
Palm Beach County Hurricane Resource Contact:
Palm Beach County Emergency Mgmt. 561 712-6400.
TDD (Hearing impaired) 561 712-6343.
Red Cross 561 833-7711.
Sheriff 561 688-3400.
Building Dept. 561 233-5000.
Animal Control 561 233-1200.
Victim Services 561 355-2418.
Hotline 866 891-7273 TDD 561 355-1772.
Florida Dept. of Financial services 877 693-5236.
State Farm 800 732-5246.
Allstate 800 255-7828.
Citizens 866 411-2742.
Nationwide 800 421-3535.
USAA (Military) 800 531-8722.
Palm Beach County Shelters < Click here for more info.
If you or a loved one needs a certified home health care, registered nursing, or qualified caregiver, contact Quality Family Care toll free at 877-513-7156 or reach out on or website www.QualityFamilyCare.com.