Ruth Busalacchi owns Synergy Home Care — a company that helps families with their elderly loved ones. With the extreme cold, her caregivers have been busy.

“Our caregivers can actually do a face-to-face and make sure that everything is going well. We’re making phone calls. We’re going down our list of clients that we might be concerned about and making sure they are doing okay. Caregivers are going to those visits rather than cancelling,” Busalacchi said.