Many informational resources and tools exist to help older adults and their caregivers prepare for emergencies and disasters.
An archived presentation about the following: Know – Identify the disasters most likely for your area; Plan – Describe ways to help you prepare for a disaster; React – If a disaster occurs, identify what actions may help keep you safe.
If you anticipate needing assistance during a disaster talk to family, friends and others who will be part of your personal support network. This support network may be a vital part of keeping you safe during a disaster.
Document and record important medications and supplements.
To avoid getting caught unprepared, we urge you to immediately review the enclosed information and fill in the appropriate local emergency numbers. Be sure to keep this helpful booklet in a handy place for quick reference.
This resource guides aging and disability networks to increase their ability to plan for and respond to public health emergencies and disasters. This toolkit helps programs that support older adults and people with disabilities, through the emergency planning process of preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities.