Content tagged "family caregiving disaster preparedness"

Do You Have Special Needs? Plan for Evacuation

Disaster preparedness includes having a plan for evacuations as they can be stressful and hectic. This is especially true if special needs are involved. If...

Voluntary Versus Mandatory Evacuations

The Federal Emergency Management Agency defines evacuations as the organized, phased and supervised movement of people from dangerous or potentially...

Medical Supply Checklist

Check the items you use, describe them and note where they're located.____Glasses:____Eating utensils:____Grooming utensils:____Dressing devices:____Writing...

Making Home Repairs After a Disaster

In addition to repairing the damage done to your home, now is a good time to think about any features you might need to add to make it more accessible and to...

Caregivers Should be Prepared for Wildfire

If you live in an area prone to wildfires and are a caregiver, you must have a preplanned escape route. In the event that your first route is blocked, you...

Disaster Planning for Older Adults and Adults With Disabilities

Basic disaster preparation includes the assembly of a disaster kit. This kit could be used in the home or in a public storm shelter. Visit Get a Disaster...

Disasters and Family Caregiving

Floods Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

 Disasters, natural and man-made, may occur at any time. Natural disasters resulting from hurricanes, tornados, blizzards, wildfires, flooding and heat take...

Disaster Preparation for People with Alzheimer's Disease

In a disaster, you may become separated from the person for whom you provide care. Be prepared for this possibility byThe Alzheimer's Association has a...

Vaccinations for Caregivers and Older Adults

 If you are not taking care of yourself then you cannot take care of someone else. This refrain, while sensible, often does not hit home with caregivers...

Medications Are Important During a Disaster; Be Prepared

If you take medicine or use a medical treatment on a daily basis, be sure you have what you need to make it on your own for at least a week, maybe...

Disaster Preparedness: Evacuating and Sheltering

There are a number of important things you should do to prepare to shelter in place, especially if you plan to shelter in your home. One of the most...

What does "shelter in place" mean?

 Simply put, shelter in place means stay inside in the safest area until the danger is past. A safe area will vary depending on the hazard. For example, if...

Inspect Your Home for Potential Hazards Before a Disaster

Be prepared for tornadoes hurricanes, earthquakes, floods or other types of disasters - inspect your home to find and correct potential hazards before...

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