A Fire Escape Plan

Geriatric Care Manager San Marcos Fire Plan

A Geriatric Care Manager in San Marcos Can Help Plan for Disaster

As we learned earlier this month, a natural disaster like wildfire can strike at any moment. We sincerely hope that you and your family stayed safe during the fires and didn’t lose any property. Here in California, we have experienced more than a few large fires close to home, and prudence requires us to plan for more in the near future. Below, the geriatric care manager in San Marcos makes some suggestions for fire contingency plans.

Immediate Response is Critical

House fires aren’t always caused by brush fire; kitchen and electrical malfunctions are just a few other possible causes. As a basic safety precaution, establish an escape procedure with your senior loved one and review it frequently. Make the plan as simple as possible, and label any emergency items with large, colorful signs so that they are easily located. A geriatric care manager in San Diego County can help you design a good fire safety plan tailored to your senior’s unique conditions.

Somewhere to Go

After your senior gets out of the house safely, he or she must have somewhere to stay for the short term. If you live out of town or are frequently away on business, make sure there is a relative or friend who can provide shelter until you are able to get to your parent’s side and work out a housing solution. It may seem overprotective to designate who will respond and take your loved one to safety, but if another wildfire strikes, you will be very relieved to know that he is being taken care of!

Plan with the Help of a Geriatric Care Manager in San Diego County

Trying to anticipate everything your parent might need in the event of an emergency can be very difficult. A geriatric care manager can help you plan, even organizing transportation plans and coordinating professional caregiving help. Your team will be ready to respond and support you as you keep your aging parents safe.

Photo by Sharon Mollerus

Originally posted 2014-05-20 10:30:43.

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About Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.