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Emergency preparedness for the elderly and disabled

United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging.

Emergency preparedness for the elderly and disabled

field hearing before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, second session, New York, NY, February 11, 2002

by United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., [Congressional Sales Office] in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Emergency management -- United States,
  • Older people -- Services for -- United States,
  • People with disabilities -- Services for -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesS. hrg -- 107-292
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 102 p. : ill. ;
    Number of Pages102
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15518179M
    ISBN 100160686024
    OCLC/WorldCa50318491

      If you haven’t already created an emergency preparedness plan and don’t know where to start, the Red Cross has templates and information to help you. The Keating Agency is happy to help you develop a disaster plan for you or an elderly or disabled family member. Disaster Preparedness for the Elderly and the Disabled issues would be expected toneed more assistance in an emergency. The elderly and the disabled are at particular risk during an emergency. In many cases, the elderlylive by themselves and may disaster fact also have a Family Preparedness Education Program that consists of.

    NFPA's Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities provides information on the five general categories of disabilities (mobility, visual, hearing, speech, and cognitive) and the four elements of evacuation information that occupants need: . Emergency, or disaster, planning includes preparing organizations and staff to deal with natural and manmade disasters; to support people with disabilities in preparing for a disaster; and to provide education and information to ensure local and statewide emergency officials are fully prepared to address the needs of people with disabilities in Author: Disabled World.

    emergency preparedness and response programs accessible to people with disabilities is a critical part of this responsibility. Making these programs accessible is also required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of (ADA). A man using a wheelchair enters a paratransit van provided so . Emergency Shelters Should an emergency shelter be opened, information will be broadcast over Chesterfield Alert, county social media accounts and local media reports. If you evacuate to a shelter, please plan accordingly by bringing the items below.


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Glasses and/or contacts and contact solution. Medical supplies like syringes or extra batteries. 8 Disaster Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors n The Three Steps to Preparedness 2.

Make a Plan Post Emergency Phone Numbers Near Your Phones(cont.) Post emergency numbers near all of your phones. Include the numbers of those in your support network. Remember that in some emergencies telephone lines might not be working. Emergency Preparedness: How It Differs When disaster strikes, our first instinct is to check in with our loved ones and make sure they’re okay.

But if your loved one is a senior or has a disability, you can’t afford to wait to “check in” — timing is everything during an emergency, and you need to buy them as much time as possible to Author: Taylor Covington. The same challenge also applies to the elderly and other special needs populations.

This booklet will help people with disabilities prepare and emergency plan to protect themselves, family, friends, personal care assistant and others in the support network in the event of an emergency. The Disaster Preparedness Handbook will help you to establish a practical disaster plan for your entire family (covering all fourteen basic human needs) in case the unpredictable happens.

Additional information is also presented for those with special needs, including the elderly and disabled, children, pregnant women, and even s: an event. For this reason, emergency managers need to recognize that the frail elderly are a special-needs population and develop strategies to meet their needs.

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Emergency Preparedness for Elderly People TIPS FOR PREPAREDNESS FOR THE SENIOR POPULATION: Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away. Take responsibility--Save your life.

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It's important to have a planned response when you're at work, on vacation or on the road. In59, weather-related events resulted in deaths. Developing, exercising, and evaluating our emergency response plans in coordination with local and state community partners Promoting a sense of personal responsibility in preparedness Planning for special populations (disabled, non-English speaking, elderly, etc.) to.

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have you prepared them for disaster? Seniors attedning a Disaster Preparedness class in Hawkeye Valley. Donna’s case is not unusual. Older adults face many more obstacles during an emergency than most people. Isolation, limited mobility, medical needs, and distrust are just a few of the factors that emergency planners must consider when responding to a disaster.Emergency Preparedness Requires a Communications Plan A problematic area in emergency planning is the Communications plan.

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