Preparedness for the Elderly

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Senior couple making emergency plan.Disaster Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors
This 17-page booklet by the American Red Cross was written by a New York based senior group and encourages seniors to take responsibility and prepare for an emergency.

How Will I Know Mom and Dad are Okay? Adobe PDF Download icon
This helpful 6-page brochure provided by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging offers a plan on how to ensure your elder family members are okay in the event of an emergency.

Emergency Preparedness for Seniors Adobe PDF Download icon
By “Are You Ready Wisconsin”, find a 2-page tip sheet to evaluate what you need to be prepared for an emergency situation, and guidance on how to put plans in place.

Older Adults and Disaster: Preparedness and Response
From the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation, a guide for older adults, and their family members and caregivers, on how to prepare for a possible disaster and how to respond following one.

Disaster readiness tips for people with mobility disabilities Adobe PDF Download icon
You are in the best position to know your abilities and needs before, during, and after a disaster.  From the National Organization on Disability, this PDF brochure provides helpful tips on preparedness, evacuation, and sheltering.

Helping the elderly recover from the emotional aftermath of a disaster Adobe PDF Download icon
This one-page PDF file provides helpful tips on how to best support older family members in the aftermath of a disaster.  It’s important to be aware of their special needs and vulnerabilities.