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*Updated 9/1/23

Emergency Preparedness And WildFire Smoke and Your Health

Ready.gov: Older Adults

 

As an older adult, you may have specific needs after a disaster. Use the information on this page to assess your needs and take simple,  low-cost steps that help you get better prepared.

 

https://www.ready.gov/older-adults

Alzheimer's Association - Preparing for Emergencies

 

https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/safety/in-a-disaster

 

"Plan for Diabetes Care in Heat & Emergencies"

 

Diabetes makes it harder for your body to handle high heat and humidity. Changes in medication and what you eat and drink may need to be made when temperatures rise. During emergencies and natural disasters such as hurricanes or tornadoes, you may have other needs related to diabetes. ..

https://caregiver.com/articles/diabetes-care-heat-emergencies/?ct=t%28Caregiver+Newsletter+8%2F22%2F23%29&mc_cid=54f56713af&mc_eid=47dee2c385

 

"Preparing Your Loved Ones for an Emergency"

 

Family caregivers have a lot to think about when it comes to keeping their loved ones safe and secure, especially in an emergency. Whether it’s an extreme weather situation or unexpected disaster, we’re all aware of how emergencies can turn life upside down in an instant. ..more

 

https://caregiver.com/articles/preparing-emergency/?ct=t%28Caregiver+Newsletter+8-24-23%29&mc_cid=c5c5d8b5c1&mc_eid=47dee2c385

 

"Returning Home After a Disaster- Be Healthy and Safe"

When returning to a home that’s been flooded after natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods, be aware that your house may be contaminated with mold or sewage, which can cause health risks for you and your family.Do not enter a building if you smell gas. Call 9-1-1. Do not light a match or turn on lights.

https://caregiver.com/articles/home-after-disaster/?ct=t%28Caregiver+Newsletter+8%2F29%2F23%29&mc_cid=da00c0e298&mc_eid=47dee2c385

 

Smoke from fires can be dangerous for those over 65

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https://doh.wa.gov/sites/default/files/legacy/Documents/4300/Smoke_sensitive%20populations%20Over%2065_English.pdf?uid=64c14164990be&uid=64e779845727f

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