Content tagged "elderly"

Prepare for Future Floods

Floods Updated: June 21, 2016

Preparedness includes actions taken to prepare people and property for a flooding event that may take place but is not currently forecasted. Activities...

Recognizing Depression in an Older Adult

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Did you know depression in an older adult does not always look the same as in a younger person?In some older adults, depression may:Perhaps most...

Impact of Lifestyle on Memory

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

If you are a caregiver and the person to whom you are providing care exhibits memory difficulties, treat those memory problems as a flashing yellow light....

I am a caregiver. How can I prepare to shelter in place?

There are a number of important things you should do to prepare to shelter in place. One of the most important is to prepare a disaster kit. This kit should...

I care for someone who is bedridden. Whom should I call for help with evacuation during a disaster.

It is a good idea to plan ahead for resources and services you and your loved one might need. Contact your city or county government's emergency preparedness...

How can I organize my personal and financial papers in case of an emergency?

Organizing your personal and financial documents in case of emergency is a smart thing to do. Having these documents organized and available will help get...

My husband died earlier this year and I suddenly have to take care of managing our finances. How do I get started?

Family Caregiving Personal Finance Updated: December 08, 2013

In all relationships, there is naturally some division of labor that is negotiated. When one partner in the relationship dies, the other is left to take care...

We may have to evacuate and be out of our home for several weeks. What do we do if my husband's prescription medications or over-the-counter medications run out before we are able to return home?

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 longer....

The person for whom I care takes medication that needs to be refrigerated. How long will this medicine keep without cold storage?

My wife has a trained dog (service animal) who is always on hand to help her. If we have to evacuate, can we take the dog with us?

When told to evacuate in the event of a disaster, it will be important to take your wife's service animal with you. However, it will also be important to...

My dad has diabetes, which is very difficult to control under normal circumstances. If we must evacuate during a disaster, how can we control his diet and insulin?


My husband has Alzheimer’s disease. If we are separated during an evacuation, I’m worried that something will happen to me and he won’t be able to tell people who he is or what he needs. What can I do?

In a disaster, you may become separated from the person for whom you provide care. In case this happens, provide a written, detailed description of what the...

Are magnifying glasses bad for your eyes?

Family Caregiving Updated: April 19, 2009

My husband is in a nursing home, and I still live in our home. I’m worried about what might happen to him if there is a disaster. What can I do to prepare?

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