There are commonsense measures older Americans can take to start preparing for emergencies before they happen. As an example create a network of neighbors, relatives, friends and co-workers as first responders to aid you in an emergency. Discuss your needs and make sure everyone knows how to operate necessary equipment. If appropriate, discuss your needs with your employee.
Seniors should keep specialized items ready, including extra wheelchair batteries, oxygen, catheters, medication, food for service animals and any other items you might need. Keep a list of the type and model numbers of the medical devices you require. Be sure to make provisions for medications that require refrigeration. Make arrangements for any assistance to get to a shelter.
It all starts with ordering an Emergency Preparedness Assessment through our service platform.