By Roz Jones
Preparing for a disaster can be overwhelming, but there are many resources available to help make the process more manageable. In this blog, we’ll provide you with a list of resources for disaster preparedness and planning, so you can ensure that you and your loved ones are ready for any emergency.
- Ready.gov: Ready.gov is a comprehensive resource provided by the Department of Homeland Security that offers information on how to prepare for all types of emergencies, including natural disasters and terrorist attacks.
- FEMA: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides information and resources on disaster preparedness and response, including information on evacuation routes and emergency shelters.
- American Red Cross: The American Red Cross offers a wide range of resources for disaster preparedness and response, including information on first aid, CPR, and emergency shelter.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): The CDC offers resources and information on how to prepare for and respond to emergencies, including natural disasters, pandemics, and other public health emergencies.
- Elder Care Locator: The Elder Care Locator is a public service provided by the U.S. Administration on Aging that helps connect older adults and their families with resources in their community, including disaster preparedness and response resources.
- National Institute on Aging: The National Institute on Aging offers information and resources on disaster preparedness and response for older adults, including tips on how to prepare for emergencies and stay safe during and after a disaster.
- AARP: AARP offers a wide range of resources for older adults, including information on disaster preparedness and response, as well as resources on healthcare, finances, and caregiving.
- State and local emergency management agencies: Check your state and local emergency management agencies for information on disaster preparedness and response, including local evacuation routes and emergency shelters.
- Emergency alert systems: Sign up for emergency alert systems in your area, such as Wireless Emergency Alerts and the Emergency Alert System, to stay informed about emergencies and receive important safety information.
- Community emergency response teams (CERT): CERT programs provide training and resources for community members to help prepare for and respond to emergencies.
By utilizing these resources, you can ensure that you and your loved ones are prepared for any emergency. Remember to stay informed, stay prepared, and stay safe.
Seniors Storm Guide: Essential Tips for Caregivers to Prepare Loved Ones for the Hurrican Season
As a caregiver, your loved one’s safety is a top priority, especially during hurricane season. The key to reducing stress and anxiety is early preparation. Our Seniors Storm Guide is a free resource that offers essential information to help you prepare your loved one for potential storms. From packing a travel bag to checking their contact list and ensuring there are adequate emergency supplies, this guide provides tips that your loved one can actively participate in. Participation, not isolation, is key when preparing for major storms. Our Seniors Storm Guide will serve as a valuable resource that you can refer to again and again. Download it today and be prepared for anything that comes your way this hurricane season.