Caregivers near Carlsbad Get a Fire Safety Reminder

Caregivers Carlsbad Fire Safety

House Fire Reminds Caregivers near Carlsbad to Be Alert

Safety for their loved ones in the event of a sudden disaster is one of the main reasons that many people choose to hire professional caregivers. Near Carlsbad, there are numerous reminders each year of just what could happen, and a senior living alone is particularly vulnerable. A perfect example is a recent house fire that could have killed an elderly lady if not for the quick action of neighbors.

A Brave Rescue

In a Carlsbad townhouse complex, neighbors ran outside to investigate when they heard an elderly lady calling for help from a second story window. When they saw the flames, a quick-thinking neighbor and his son brought a ladder. Another neighbor guided the lady onto the roof and down the ladder to safety. Firefighters soon arrived and put out the fire, commending the neighbors for their bravery and fast action.

Planning for the Worst

Every family needs a fire response plan, and a senior living alone needs one too. You can help by making sure your loved one always has easy access to a communication line, whether in the form of a cell phone or an emergency alert pendant. You may also want to consider the option of hiring caregivers in San Diego County that are trained to react quickly in any kind of disaster, and who can reduce the risk of a fire starting in the home as well.

Caregivers in San Diego County Are Emergency Trained

As we all know, house fires are not the only disasters that can strike in San Diego County. Earthquakes, wildfires, tornados, and severe storms pose a greater threat to seniors than to the rest of us, especially if they are handicapped or suffer from cognitive decline. Having an alert caregiver in the home can set your mind at ease about the safety of your aging loved one.

Originally posted 2013-06-18 10:30:05.

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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.