Disaster Safety for Seniors and People with Disabilities and their Caregivers

I have long been a proponent of being ready for whatever life throws at you (storms, natural events, the unknown).

The single best government resource available is still Ready.gov

Recently I got an email from Jenny Wise, information@specialhomeeducator.com


As a home-educator to my own special needs child (my youngest has autism), I periodically help other families by taking in their children during class time. I have at least two students I’m fortunate enough to teach semi-regularly who not only have a cognitive disability, but also a physical one.

Living in California, where we’re known for having earthquakes and wildfires, I can’t help but think about what would happen if a natural disaster were to occur while one of these special students were under my care. I’ve done a lot of research and consulted with their parents to make sure we’ve done all we can to make sure that everyone — regardless of their physical abilities — has a safety plan.

Great advice! Here are the links.

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities: What to Do When Emergency Weather Strikes

 Disaster Preparedness For Seniors By Seniors

 Grants for Home Modification: 16 Resources for Homeowners with Disabilities

 Safe travels: Disaster preparedness on the road

 How Mortgages Are Affected in Disaster-Prone Areas

 Family Communication Plan for Parents

 Emergency Power Planning for People Who Use Electricity and Battery-Dependent Assistive Technology

 Emergency Preparedness for People With Disabilities — Guide and Checklist



Click to access DrivingDisastersWeb.pdf

NEW Links (September 2017)

Having been a CPA for over two decades, I’ve seen how straining it can be to have a debilitating, physically-tolling condition like MS — not just emotionally and physically, but also financially. My job has always been not only to help people navigate their financial landscape with these kinds of conditions, but also to do whatever I can to make life more manageable for them.

Brittany Fisher, brittany_fisher@financiallywell.info

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