Here are a few tips on how to help others most affected by the storm. If you need any support, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Millions of people have been inconvenienced by the recent snow / blizzard conditions hitting the Northeast, but for the most vulnerable populations — such as the elderly, homeless and kids who go hungry — it could have more serious consequences.
Here’s how you can help the elderly and those most affected by the storm to stay warm, healthy and safe.
One in six Americans over the age of 60 faces the threat of hunger (MOAA.org). The extremely cold weather can be particularly precarious for this demographic, since they’re at a high risk for developing hypothermia and frostbite and many struggle to leave the house.
How to help: Call a local home care service to support your loved ones. Hopkinton Home Care here in MA provides clients with food shopping, emergency kits and medication management. They can support their home with non-perishable food items and medication refills (once called into pharmacy). As always, check in on your neighbors and call your loved ones. Always set up an emergency communication plan. It doesn’t appear that winter will be going away any time soon, so please be prepared.
Similarly, please contact Hopkinton Home Care to set up a plan for future needs.
Hopkinton Home Care wants to answer your personal and confidential questions. Only after we learn what you need can we let you know how we can meet those needs. Give us a call: 508-544-4650.
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