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Special health needs and Proactive Preparedness

Hearing the forecast or the announcement regarding the advent of a hurricane, you start gearing up for safety. Every possible step is taken to avoid the damage. But how about the people with ‘special health needs’? Whenever there is an impending hurricane, you get the news of its arrival, and with whole your might and innovative ideas you defy it. A person with ‘special health needs’ never knows when the unknown and invisible hurricane would engulf him, and even blow off his life from the earth. Yes, a person with ‘special health needs’ is always at the risk. Fortunate are you to not fall in that category, but isn’t it your responsibility to make special arrangement for the needy?

If any loved one of yours has the ‘special health needs’, it is your duty to take certain necessary measures. The person may require some equipments to make a movement as he is unable to move around all by himself. Perhaps, he is unable to hear the warnings due to the impairment of ears. Being visually challenged, he cannot see anything happening around him. Or maybe he is suffering from some diseases like diabetes, and requires special diets. There may be some special medicines which he always needs to keep close to him for some emergencies. Whatever is the situation or matter; the crux of the matter here is to take essential step to safeguard his health and life by making suitable and proper arrangement for the unseen emergencies.

In some extreme cases, the people with ‘special health needs’ require the services of a ‘Primary Caregiver’. The primary caregiver is not meant for only when the emergency arises. In fact, he keeps his eye all the time over the needy. He keeps the necessary arrangements ready for any emergency situation. And, not only he ensures the arrangements, but also executes the plans whenever arise such needs. Perhaps, there can be no better an option than a primary caregiver to assure the safe escape of the person with special needs.

In some of the instances, it becomes mandatory for the caregiver to be 24x7 with the person with special health needs. Not for a single moment can he leave the patient on his own. Such cases are not that common, however; if there is any such case, the people around him should identify the crucial needs of such persons and keep the ‘Plan B’ ready in place. Emergencies do not loom over all the time. You may get the information in advance about some of the natural disasters, however; not all disasters and emergencies render the prior information. Seeing the heavy rains, you may expect the flood to trouble you. The increasing temperature in summer may remind you to take some extra precautions, and likewise, the winter may let you know the requirements of some woolen clothes. But, you hardly know when the earthquake would shake the whole world. Though, you know that you or any other person is suffering from a heart problem, and yet, you would never know when the heart-attack would occur. The best way therefore is to keep the ‘Plan B’ always ready in the place.

By being proactive, you not only save your life, but also you save several lives around you. You are certainly not a person with ‘special health needs’ and thank the Almighty for this, but there may be people near you with special health needs that highly need your proactive preparedness to safeguard their lives. To learn more on this visit: