Hurricane Preparedness for Seniors

The Cabana at Jensen Dunes

Assisted Living and Memory Support

No matter where you live in the United States, you can be affected by severe seasonal weather. For us here in Jensen Beach and most of the southeastern U.S., that means possible hurricanes from June through November.

You can never be too prepared for hazardous weather, especially when it comes to the safety of a senior family member or a close friend. Below are a few of our top tips for seniors in the event of a hurricane:

  • Evacuate, if necessary. When in doubt, evacuate. Depending on your seniors’ level of mobility, evacuating may present some challenges, but it is the best way to guarantee their safety. If your senior is unable to drive, make sure plans are in place for their transportation needs if they need to leave home quickly.
  • Stock up on basic supplies. According to the American Red Cross, these includes a 2-week supply of water, 2-week supply of foods that do not require cooking, flashlight with extra batteries, battery-operated radio and extra cash, among other necessities.
  • Make a medical plan. Assess all of your seniors’ medical needs and be prepared for medical facilities and drug stores being closed. Do they require special batteries for their hearing aid? Do they rely on an oxygen tank? Make sure a family member or close friend is aware and prepared to help – and has a copy of their medical history.

If your loved one lives in an assisted living and memory care community, like The Cabana at Jensen Dunes, there are precautionary procedures in place to ensure they are safe and cared for during severe weather. To learn more about how The Cabana is prepared, give us a call at 772-332-1000 or contact us online to schedule your tour.