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Older Adults Aren’t Fully Prepared For Emergency Situations

Most people over age 50 say they’re ready for natural disasters and emergency situations, but a new national poll shows that many haven’t taken key steps to protect their health and well-being in case of severe weather.

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Emergency rooms not identifying elder abuse

Elder abuse affects approximately 1 in 10 older adults in the United States and has far-reaching negative effects on physical and mental health.

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Emergency center, Mass. 2-1-1 helps with elderly concerns

Participants from over 80 state agencies and service organizations were not only discussing possible scenarios in which immediate action to save lives would be necessary, but making sure 2-1-1 was ready to handle the thousands of expected calls from people reporting power outages and flood damage and requesting emergency services.

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AARP’s campaign suggest ways to prepare for disasters

AARP’s Create The Good’s Operation Emergency Prepare toolkit helps individuals and groups get organized before an emergency or natural disaster takes place. The free guide is available at createthegood.org and lays out how to gather resources and prepare. Here are samples of do-ahead tasks: •Secure vital documents. Keep copies in a waterproof container (or a […]

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