Lightning Safety helps keep seniors safe in Nassau County
According to the National Weather Service (NWS),lightning strikes the United States about 25 million times each year. While lightning mostly occurs during the summer months, it can happen at any time of the year.
Talk with your family about staying safe during thunderstorms. Here are just a few lightning safety tips that the NWS offers if you are indoors:
Stay off corded phones. You can use cellular or cordless phones;
Don’t touch electrical equipment such as computers, TVs, or cords. You can use the remote control safely; and
Stay away from windows and doors that might have small leaks around the sides to let in lightning, and stay off porches.
According to the NWS, if you are outside during a storm it is important to get inside a safe building or vehicle. You are NOT safe outdoors, but if you absolutely cannot get to safety, follow these tips to slightly lessen the threat of being struck by lightning:
Avoid open fields, the top of a hill, or a ridge top;
Stay away from tall, isolated trees or other tall objects. If you’re in a forest, stay near a lower stand of trees; and
If you’re in a group, spread out to avoid the current traveling between group members.
BrightStar Home Care of North Shore Nassau County and Garden City proudly provide Home Care and Support for Seniors, including 24 hour in home care, and support in independent and assisted living communities.
We provide all levels of home care from Companion Services to Skilled Nursing.
Medical Staffing, Home Care, In-Home Skilled Nursing, In-Home Physical Therapy for pediatric, adult and geriatric patients, and Companion and Personal Care for Elders with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. We also provide Home Child Care, Sitter and Nanny services for Children and Support for New Mothers.
We Support Veterans and accept most Long Term Care Insurance benefits, provide Hospice care, Live-in care, CNA, Caregiver, RN, LPN, RN Supervision, Compassionate Care, and Compatibility Guarantees.
We are an ALS Society partner and Alzheimer Association member,
providing care for the developmentally disabled and individuals of all ages with mental health and behavioral health diagnosis.
Other services inlcude safe discharge and transportation from a hospital or rehab facility, Post Op care both short and long term, Pre Operation and preparation help and assistance and client monitoring for out of town family members.
We proudly serve North Shore of Nassau County including Great Neck, Manhasset, Port Washington, Glen Cove, Glen Head, Greenvale, Locust Valley, Roslyn, Sea Cliff, Bayville, East Norwich, Mill Neck, Oyster Bay, Syosset, Floral Park, New Hyde Park, Mineola, Albertson, Carle Place, Garden City, Old Westbury, Roslyn Heights, Westbury, Williston Park, Jericho, and Woodbury in NY.