If you are involved in a natural disaster such as a hurricane, tornado, flood, earthquake or fire follow these instructions:
- If you must leave your home, please call One Source Homecare to arrange for delivery of your supplies. Be ready to give your new address and phone number where you can be reached.
- If your area is involved in a natural disaster and you decide to stay home, please let One Source Homecare know if your home can be reached by car. If not, One Source can help arrange for delivery of your supplies.
- If you need emergency medical care or medical supplies, contact a local hospital in the nearest unaffected area.
- If you have no electricity, you need to use a "gravity" drop-counting method of infusing your medication, or in need of a different infusion pump. One Source will provide you with the appropriate supplies.
- If your water is contaminated, you and /or your caregiver can clean your hands with a waterless/instant product, or wash your hands with alcohol/hydrogen peroxide prior to performing your infusion procedures. Make sure you are still using gloves during the procedure. Do not expose your catheter or catheter site to any unclean water.
Under disaster conditions, One Source Homecare will try to contact you. Calling into an area which has been involved in a natural disaster, however can be very difficult, and telephone lines are typically jammed. Therefore, please try to call out and establish contact with us at 866-466-2273 or 914-287-2410. We will then make plans and coordinate with you regarding your specific emergency needs.
EMERGENCY PLAN FOR PATIENTS
Upon admission to One Source Homecare, it will be your responsibility to arrange for transportation to the nearest hospital in the event of an emergency. It will also be your responsibility to contact your power company in order to place yourself on a priority list. This is necessary if you have life sustaining equipment that requires electricity.
One Source Homecare has classified you according to the help you may need in an emergency. Please call the office for that code.
The following radio stations have been designated to provide up-to-date emergency information:
- WCBS, 880 AM
- WZ, 1010 AM
- WABC, 770 AM
- ESPN, 98.7 FM
The following television stations have been designated to provide up-to-date emergency information:
- CBS, Channel 02
- FOX, Channel 05
- NJ Twelve, Channel 12
- Weather Channel
The following numbers may also be helpful:
- American Red Cross 877-733-2767
- Disaster Information Hotline NYC (311)
Once an emergency/disaster is declared follow the procedures that have been developed to assist you:
- Keep your pump or battery pack plugged in at all times to keep a full charge
- Keep batteries and flashlights on hand in case of power outage
- In the event of a power outage; fill an cooler with ice to store all refrigerated medications
- Report to the nearest hospital if you are unable to administer therapy as ordered. If you are unable to drive safely to the hospital due to your health status or severe weather conditions, call the rescue squad or local police department for transportation.
ONE SOURCE HOME CARE IS AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK thru ON-CALL ANSWERING SVC. NORMAL OFFICE HOURS ARE MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 9:00am -5:30pm