Those who care for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia can get free information to know how to prepare when a disaster hits.
Alzheimer’s Family Support services, known as the ARK, has created a free Caregiver’s Guide to Disaster Preparation. Click here to download the guide for free.
“It’s one of several resources that we issue to families to help them plan for emergencies or care for their loved ones and help them to return safely to their homes,” NOAH Project Director Naomi Cills with Alzheimer’s Family Support Services said.
The guide includes a list of emergency contacts, how to prepare, what to pack in an emergency kit, what kind of emergency kit to use, securing the house, what to do with pets and shelter information.
“What to do if you’re going to be going to a shelter. What to carry. What to take,” Cills said. “If you’re going to have to take your pets to a shelter, what you need to do to prepare and what do you need to take.” [Read more…]