Get Ready Now! Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

After the earthquake and tsunami  in Japan, disaster planning and emergency preparedness for seniors is a hot topic for many families and caregivers. Many seniors have limited mobility or cognitive challenges that put them at risk during emergencies.ᅠ

…you have residents who are oxygen-dependent, bed/wheelchair-bound, immobile, have Alzheimer’s or other cognitive impairments, and a host of other issues that may complicate an already tricky evacuation process…

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When it comes to helping seniors deal with emergencies and natural disasters, it pays to follow the Boy Scout motto and “Be Prepared.” Don’t wait until it’s too late to help yourself or an elderly loved one.

Get ready now! Check out this excellent advice on emergency preparedness for older Americans from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.