SENIORS/OLDER ADULTS

SENIORS/OLDER ADULTS

CERT TrainingOlder adults and their families can prepare for a disaster by identifying what the individuals needs are daily and how those needs may change or increase during a disaster. Older adults should consider creating a network of neighbors, relatives, friends and co-workers to aid in planning for and surviving a disaster.  Start by developing your personal preparedness plan.

 

 

For tips on how to develop your plan, please visit: FEMA Ready Seniors.




Considerations seniors and older adults might need to include in their disaster kits:

  • Extra wheelchair batteries
  • Oxygen and/or catheters and supplies
  • Medications and a list of what your medications are, dosage, refrigeration requirements, etc.
  • Food for service animals
  • Keep a list of the type and model numbers of the medical devices you require.
  • Make arrangements for assistance to get to a shelter; have contact numbers available

Please also visit the Access and Functional Needs/Whole Community Preparedness page on our site for other considerations.


Here are other valuable websites with more information about disaster planning for seniors and older adults:
http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan
http://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit
http://www.ready.gov/seniors
http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1390858289638-80dd2aee624210b03b4cf5c398fa1bd6/ready_seniors_2014.pdf