Located in Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia, Roanoke is one of the best cities in America to settle down in. Its summers are warm with temperatures that never rise above 94°F, making it perfect for outdoor recreation. However, its winters can be rather frigid, with temperatures dipping as low as 17°F. While extreme weather conditions like earthquakes, blizzards and hurricanes are rare in Roanoke, VA, they are not unheard of. Such weather conditions can be dangerous for people of all ages, but older adults are particularly vulnerable given that they are less agile and more prone to injury. Hence, when faced with the potential for such dangerous weather conditions, it is only natural to be concerned over the safety of yourself and your loved ones. Do not fret because assisted living is your solution to keeping your loved ones safe even in extreme weather! Here are some of the ways our Personal Care community can provide a safe haven against the powerful forces of mother nature.
Insulation Against the Climate
In the face of raging hurricanes and life threatening hail storms, it is easy to overlook one of the most important factors when it comes to surviving extreme weathers — the temperature. The human body can survive and thrive under a very small range of temperatures which means high quality and effective insulation, as well as windows and doors that can properly keep the climate outside from seeping in is necessary to ensure both the safety and comfort of your loved ones. Paired with a heating and cooling system that can properly regulate the temperatures within the apartment and you have nothing to fear from mother nature.
State-of-Art Alarm Systems
Everyone has, at some point in their lives, forgotten to shut a window or the door. Unfortunately, such a mistake can be a costly one when experiencing harsh weather conditions, turning and innocent mistaken into a deadly one. To prevent our residents from being unwittingly exposed to potentially hazardous conditions, alarm systems placed on the windows and doors of our apartments will alert our team members when a window or door has been left open. This will prevent the heat or cold from making its way in, as well as prevent your loved ones from accidentally wandering outside during such conditions.
Effective Emergency Response Plan
Aside from having the general cleaning, maintenance, and upkeep of your home taken completely care of, one of the biggest perks of assisted living is having around the clock access to medical care. Having effective protocols to provide residents with medical care in the event of an emergency caused by dangerous weather conditions may very well be the difference between life and death. our Personal Care community takes this very seriously and provide our residents with a plethora of assisted living services, including 24-hour, licensed nursing care, ambulation and transfer assistance, as well as on-site medical services. Furthermore, each apartment has an emergency call system to alert our team if a resident requires evacuation.
Quality isn’t Perfection
It is important to understand that despite all the precautions we have taken to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones during extreme weather conditions and beyond, we cannot guarantee anything. However, you can rest assured that quality-focused assisted living communities like ours do the utmost to implement every safety measure available to date, taking steps to ensure the comfort and wellbeing of our residents.