Caring for an Elder During a Big Storm

Credit: National Council on Aging

Create a support team

Prepare a kit of the essentials

Credit: Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Prescription medications and OTC pain relievers
  • Drinking water (1 gallon per person per day for at least 3 days)
  • Vitamin-rich snack bars, jerky, and other nonperishables
  • An extra pair of glasses or contact lenses
  • A transistor radio
  • A first-aid kit
  • A good flashlight with extra batteries
  • Cell phone with a charger and extra battery (consider purchasing a solar charger)
  • Copies of important documents (birth certificates, Social Security cards, Medicare cards, etc.)

Designate a safe space

Prepare a go-bag

Credit: US News
  • Important documents like birth certificates, insurance policies, Social Security cards, Medicare cards, bank information, the home deed, etc.
  • A list of current prescriptions, as well as doctor contact information
  • Updated immunization records
  • Lightweight, waterproof clothing that can be worn in layers

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Mark Shalloway is an elder and special needs care attorney in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Mark Shalloway

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Mark Shalloway is an elder and special needs care attorney in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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