Hurricanes and storm surges. Tropical storms and downed power lines. Wildfires and earthquakes. The spate of recent headlines is rife with news of natural disasters and calamities, conjuring images of rescue and relief efforts, leaving many of us to wonder what may be next?
For the sick and the elderly, preparing for a natural or manmade disaster may not be top-of-mind, yet events like these highlight the importance of proper planning. Simple steps taken now could mean the difference between catastrophe and survival for you or your loved one.
There are a host of resources available online to help prepare for the upcoming winter and possible weather events, as well as unforeseen emergencies. By anticipating the types of disasters that may affect where you live, and knowing the locations of shelters in case of evacuation, you can create a plan to assist elders and avert emergency treatment and care.
Visit https://www.ready.gov/seniors to find a list of emergency supplies, tips and applicable resources. A little advance planning can mean the difference between life and death.