Individuals and Families: Older Adults
Do you have a support network?
It is recommended that seniors create a personal support network made up of several individuals who will check in on them in an emergency to ensure their wellness and to give assistance if needed. Visit redcross.org to learn about the seven important items to discuss and practice with your personal support network.
Aging in stride emergency readiness kit
This kit offers resources to support older adults and caregivers on the issue of personal emergency readiness. Just in Case – Emergency Readiness for Older Adults and Caregivers includes a factsheet, checklist, video, and presenter’s kit.
Disaster Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors guide
This guide was developed by The Greater Rochester Chapter of the American Red Cross as a resource to assist older adults in being better prepared.
Questions consumers should ask fact sheet
This fact sheet identifies key questions that should be considered by individuals living in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or other form of long-term care facility.
Alzheimer’s Association’s online safety center website
The safety center provides resources for individuals who care for someone with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia including information about MedicAlert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return® , a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency.
Emergency planning checklists for people with medical needs:
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