It is important to prepare for natural disaster, especially for elderly folks. Seniors should have family members who help them to check what their community’s plan is in case of emergency and how they will be communicated with. Evacuation plans should be made and should include supplies if the elderly person must stay where they are. An emergency kit should be made and should include medications, food and water, documents, clothes, a flashlight and a map. Visiting Angels caregivers can help with elderly folks and put a communication plan together.
- It’s important to plan for different disasters by creating appropriate response and evacuation plans
- Build an emergency supply kit with water, food, medications, flash light, and important documents
- Keep a personal support network of people who will check in on a senior person during a disaster
“After the back-to-back disasters of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, it’s important that seniors and family caregivers alike understand the need for natural disaster preparedness.”