How can I as a senior citizen plan for disasters?Elders

Everyone shares some common ways we can prepare for disasters. Because of some physical, demographic, and other considerations, there are some special things to keep in mind for senior citizens. Here are some tips:

Use the following checklist to get started:

Seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease have some special disaster-related needs, and this is a very helpful guide for helping them prepare and respond to disasters here.

Seniors with diabetes, bed-bound persons, and oxygen dependent persons need to assure that they have sufficient emergency supplies on-hand.

Web Links

This is a printable fact sheet on disaster preparedness from FEMA's website titled “Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for Older Adults.”

This printable brochure from FEMA of the same title has even more detailed emergency-plannning information and suggestions.