Being prepared for caregiving means also knowing the emergency plans to help your older loved one – whether they are “aging in place” at home or live in an assisted living or other facility.
After Hurriance Katrina, a report found 139 nursing home residents died because the facilities did not have the proper disaster plans in place. After Hurricane Sandy hit the tri-state area, many homebound seniors went hungry awaiting emergency meal deliveries. When it comes to natural or manmade disasters, our senior population is among the most vulnerable.
What do you need to know to prepare?
Read our CEO Sherri’s Snelling articles about caregiver emergency preparedness – it will bring you peace of mind when Mother Nature is having a bad day:
Why Caregivers Need to Plan for the Worst – Emergency Preparedness (originally published on PBS Next Avenue)
Combating the Senior Hunger Crisis (originally published on PBS Next Avenue)