Jan 3, 2019 by Larry Morgan
There’s no denying the fact that seniors are especially susceptible during natural disasters. Training the elderly for emergencies increase the chances of their safety during natural disasters. Seniors with mobility issues are especially vulnerable during emergencies as they can’t get around easily and often require special healthcare needs. Training elders for an emergency can take a lot of effort and time, but it might also be the difference between life and death during a disaster. Here are a few important steps that can help seniors prepare for emergencies.
It’s critical that seniors have food, medicine, water, and supplies that will help them survive in an extended power or water outage. Prepare for at least 7 days of basics. Include the following things:
It not always possible for caregivers or family members to be in the vicinity when disaster strikes your loved ones. That’s why it is important to create support networks with trusted neighbors, friends, and relatives who could step in instead of you during an emergency. Make sure that all members of the support network are familiarized with the needs of your loved ones. Get them acquainted with the important medications, medical devices, and supplies.?
Depending on the magnitude of the disaster, it could be safe at times to evacuate the place or take shelter in a different location. Disasters are unpredictable, hence, keep places for shelter and evacuation ready. Jot down an emergency plan and share them with everyone in your senior’s support group so that everyone is on board regarding the plan of action in case calamity strikes.?