Users Who Need to Get Things Done Despite Snow.
#1 Traction, Traction, Traction
Snow and ice are slippery and uneven, which can be a recipe for disaster for someone using a brace or artificial limb. Removable shoe, crutch, and cane spikes dig into the ground so people, and devices, stay put.
#2 Stay Updated on Weather Forecasts
Whether watching our favorite weather forecaster on TV, tuning in to the radio, or using an app on our phone, keeping our eyes on current and projected storms can help us prepare and avoid problems.
If a storm looks particularly worrisome, it’s time to kick the preparations into high gear.
#3 Stock Up
The Red Cross provides recommendations on how to prepare an emergency kit of supplies, water and canned goods, in addition to creating an evacuation plan and staying connected with friends, family, and neighbors.
#4 Drive-Through Grocery Pick-Up
For a small fee, stores like Harris Teeter allow shoppers to order online for drive-through pick up.
It takes several hours between the time the online selections are made and when they are ready to be picked up, so this requires planning and time.
#5 Keep Limbs (and Residual Limbs) Moisturized and Warm
The winter weather can make sensitive skin dry and more susceptible to breakdown. A skin lotion, recommended by a physician or practitioner, can provide protection, especially when a brace or prosthetic limb is required during the day. At night, many people find that compromised and residual limbs are more sensitive to colder temperatures. Sleeping with socks, and prosthetic socks for amputees, can help keep the limb at a more comfortable temperature. Electric heating pads, though they might sound like a wonderful idea, could cause burns and should not be used at nigh