Specialized Disaster Preparedness
Health issues do not cease in times of a crisis and, more specifically to Florida, during a hurricane. Alzheimer’s Community Care has taken the lead in disaster preparedness for its local patients and caregivers. The organization has worked diligently with local and state leaders to assist with the special needs of the areas most vulnerable population.
A disaster supply kit may save your life. Disaster kits ensure that you and your family have enough essential supplies when other resources may not be readily available. Different families have different needs, so residents need to be sure to take into account their family’s specific needs. In order to serve those who work and utilize Alzheimer’s Community Care, the organization utilizes social media to notify the public of hazards, emergencies and safety information in addition to traditional forms of notification. Join our conversations, like, and follow our feeds to stay up-to-date on your area. You can find all of our information and updates here: SociAlz.
How do we prepare for storm season?
Alzheimer’s Community Care’s professional staff and specially trained volunteers work in the local shelters to ensure that people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders are properly cared for. For more information, please visit the links below:
Educating the Public
Every year, the summer issue of Alzheimer’s Community Care’s magazine is especially dedicated to hurricane preparedness as it relates to the needs of those affected by dementia.
Topics in the magazine include:
- Preparation for the hurricane season
- Preventing heat exhaustion and dehydration
- What to do before, during, and after the storm
- Options for caregivers and patients when a hurricane is approaching
- How to register for the Special Needs Shelter
- Caring for a loved one with dementia during a hurricane
- How to access available resources
Personalized Disaster Plans
Alzheimer’s Community Care works with caregivers to help them create a disaster preparedness plan that is customized to meet their particular needs. For more information, please call 561-683-2700.