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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Are you Ready? Being Prepared for Personal Emergencies

Our Tuesday Tip comes from Regarding Nannies Development Team Member Kellie Geres.

As nannies we are so consumed with the safety and well-being of our charges and the families we care for, we often forget to include ourselves in emergency preparedness. At any time an accident can occur and with that comes a multitude of responsibility. Are you prepared? Are you prepared should YOU be the one that needs help, and not your charge or family?
I have every phone number, address, insurance number for my charges and parents, but what if something happens to me? My employers’ know I have an aunt in Richmond, and that I have friends in the area, but do they know how to reach them? I’ve been fortunate to never have been seriously injured or ill, but I know nannies that have been. It has been their responsibility to call family or friends to help when needed.

So what can we do? What can we ask of our employers’ should something happen?

Read the entire article at All Things Nanny.


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