National Preparedness Month: Elderly Preparedness

National Preparedness Month

Everyone has unique needs and abilities.
Learn about how the elderly can best prepare for an emergency.


Here’s your daily tip for National Preparedness Month:

If you are a primary caregiver or an emergency back-up to an elderly parent or patient, do you know about medical conditions that might affect care during emergencies?

Having documents that identify allergies, medications, doctor contacts, insurance account numbers and family contact numbers may be critically important during a disaster, especially if the elderly person needs to evacuate to a shelter.

More information:


HelpFor questions and information, contact the Office of Emergency Management:

National Preparedness Month 2011

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign. NPM is held each September and its goal is to:

  • Increase public awareness about the importance of preparing for emergencies
  • Encourage individuals to take action

September 2011 is the eighth annual NPM. The month will focus on important preparedness steps:

The Campaign’s Web sites ( and and toll-free numbers (1-800-BE-READY and 1-888-SE-LISTO) provide Americans with free emergency preparedness information

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