Natural Disaster Awareness for Senior Caregivers
- Published on Friday, 29 January 2016 20:29
This 4-hour course is designed to enhance the caregiver’s awareness of vulnerability factors associated with senior citizens. Senior citizens are particularly vulnerable to natural hazards. Factors such as physical limitations, mental ailments, and medication requirements are issues of concern for caregivers of senior citizens. These specific needs, amongst other considerations for natural hazards, must be addressed in preparedness plans for these at-risk citizens. Participants will learn how to identify, prepared, and perform a number of support activities that will ensure the safety and security of senior citizens when a natural hazard event occurs. Particular attention is directed toward developing an awareness of the preparedness and response needs of all senior citizens, inclusive of economic, medical, cognitive and mobility determinants.