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December 2, 2022

The Madison Senior Living Prepares to Keep the Cold Outside

Category: Health & Wellness

Author: Don Halle, Plant Operations Director

Just as it is at home, at The Madison Senior Living, preparing for winter can be an arduous task. There are several projects that need to be completed in preparation for cold weather and few of them are easy, especially when Jack Frost decides to come a little early, like this year.

Our homes and businesses can be affected by how quickly we can accommodate these tasks. If we move too early, we miss out on some of the creature comforts. If we wait too long, we run the risk of finding issues at the most inconvenient times (like a broken heater on the night the weather unexpectedly dips below freezing).

Preparation is a strong part of the human condition. Whether storing vegetables and meat or cutting firewood, our ancestors have been preparing for winter weather since their beginning. These days, preparing for cold weather is just a little more complex.

Some tasks we do in the community to prepare for colder weather and freezing temperatures are to make sure stairwell heaters are on and working. We also drain the drum drips on sprinkler lines to ensure no frozen pipes. All roof and attic access are closed. Shovels, ice melt, and spreader are purchased or maintained, so we are ready to ensure sidewalks can be kept free of ice.

Preparation is important. We are trying to avoid frozen pipes, which could be extremely costly, and also avoid slips and falls on ice. We take the safety and comfort of our residents, staff, and visitors very seriously.

The trigger event that helps me decide to begin cold weather preparation is when the weather gets below 40 degrees.

No matter how big your house or successful your company, mother nature always seems to creep up on us this time of year. If you get ahead of it and plan for cold weather, you can save big on both stress and dollars.

The Madison Senior Living in Kansas City, MO offers assisted living and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Conveniently located with easy access to a wide variety of attractions and local shopping.

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