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Prepare Seniors

  • Have a trusted support network of 2-3 helpers to check in and assist in an emergency
  • Helpers should know the response plan, have spare keys and know the location of the emergency kit
  • Caregiving needs should be clearly outlined on paper and shared with the support network
  • Emergency kits for seniors should have extra medication (2-week supply), dosages, prescription information, medical and mobility devices and equipment (walkers, canes, eye glasses, hearing aids and batteries, spare footwear and orthotics etc.)
  • All special needs and medication should be clearly written and accessible to helpers should communication be hindered in any way
  • Always have a whistle or personal alarm close to seek help
  • Mobility devices and equipment should be by the door where possible should a rapid exit be required

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