Category Archives: Safety

Caring For Those Who Need Help

You’ve started a career as a caregiver for people who need extra attention while they are at home. These clients could be senior citizens who aren’t safe while being home alone or those who sometimes don’t remember to take medications or need help getting around the house. No matter the reason, you are in the…

Three Ways to Get Time for Yourself When Caring for the Elderly

Taking care of an elderly loved one is something you might do without thinking twice. When one of your parents becomes ill and needs more help, you might open your doors and let that individual move in right away. You probably don’t realize how hard this is or how much time it takes up though….

Assistance In The Home

Sometimes, a family might not want to go to a nursing facility to receive the care that is needed for health or safety issues. A home care service can come to the home to provide the care that is needed on certain days of the week or 24 hours a day depending on how often…

Important things to observe during the rainy season

Water Make sure drinking water is from a safe source. When in doubt, boil water for 2 minutes or longer, or chlorinate drinking water to make it safe. Food Food should be well-cooked. Leftovers should be covered and kept away from household pests. Food waste should be disposed of properly. Clothing Keep yourself dry and…

WHAT TO DO DURING TYPHOONS OR HEAVY RAINS

Image credit: N and People’s Tonight (June 30, 2015)

Typhoons and heavy rains may cause flooding which, in turn, can potentially increase the transmission of communicable diseases. These include water-borne diseases (e.g., typhoid fever, cholera, leptospirosis, and hepatitis A); and vector-borne diseases (e.g., malaria, dengue). Climate change affects the increase in the intensity of typhoons. Water Make sure drinking water is from a safe…