Emergency Preparedness Tips for Elderly Persons

  • Assemble disaster supplies checklist.
  • Arrange for someone to check on you.
  • Find out and practice the best escape routes from your home.
  • Plan for transportation in the event you need to evacuated. 
  • Find the safest places in your home for shelter during each type of disaster.
  • Post emergency phone numbers near all of your telephones. 
  • If you have home health care service, plan ahead with your agency for emergency procedures.
  • Teach those who may need to assist you in an emergency how to operate necessary equipment. Be sure they will be able to reach you.
  • Keep emergency supplies (at least a three-day supply) in an easy-to-carry container such as a back pack or duffel bag. Make sure the container is in an easily accessible location.
  • Label any equipment (wheelchairs, canes, walkers, etc.) that you may need with your name.
  • Keep a copy of your eyeglass prescription, list of medications and their dosages, and other important papers to take with you if you have to leave your home.

Use this link to Red Cross for more information.

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