Oct 28 Care Mission

Remind a Senior to “Fall Back” 🕰

Use this home preparedness checklist to help a senior get ready for the time change and to keep their home safe as the seasons change.

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It’s time to “Fall Back” and change the clocks this week. It’s also a reminder to do a home safety check and prepare for the winter season ahead. Use this list to help a senior you know prepare for the change in the seasons.

5 Things to Check when you Change Your Clocks

  1. Batteries. Change batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
  2. Drafts. Drafty windows and doors can make for a cold room and high energy bills when the temperatures drop.
  3. Contact Information. Have names, phone numbers, emails, and a plan in place if there is an emergency or bad weather.
  4. Health. From regular checkups to vaccinations, consider getting ahead of your health before cold and flu season are in full swing.
  5. Lights. Replace light bulbs, make sure flashlights are ready for power outages, and add lights to any dim areas to help prevent trips or falls.

Tell us how you prepare for fall and winter in the comments.

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Community Comments

  1. I just went over to two of my seniors houses who have home phones and we have been experiencing planned electrical shutdowns in Northern California over the past couple months and I check to see if any of my seniors are located within the parameters of these planned outages… Whenever their addresses are listed as being within the scope of having their power shut off, I always call them to make them aware of this, & I make sure they have all of the items they may need to get through these shut offs safely.

    This last shutoff I took over 2 corded home phones to make sure they could contact someone if they needed help as they only had cordless phones hooked up to their home phone lines & those won’t work if the power is shut off. Unfortunately I found out that their home phones connected through their internet, which is called voice over internet provider or “VOIP” and when the power is off, their home phone service is too! So I made sure that they contacted their internet service provider and requested a normal landline be installed in their house and then they will be able to make and receive calls no matter what happens with the power at their homes! This is one way of keeping them safe if their is a wildfire or evacuation in their area and they need notification of it!

    I love all my seniors and all I want is them to be safe and informed and to have the utilities they need to do so!

    Julie
    16 Missions Completed
  2. Stephanie
    6 Missions Completed
  3. We went over everything today

    Teresa
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  4. I was able to send this reminder to 60 senoir/contacts.

    Andreah
    3 Missions Completed
  5. I am a senior . May God Bless You for thinking’s about the Seniors. I am going to do all 5 mission. when I set my clock back . Thank you . Marie

    Marie
    0 Missions Completed
  6. My neighbor was outside so I went out said Hi & reminded her

    Christy
    2 Missions Completed

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