Personal and Community Disaster Preparedness for Older Adults


Older adults face a number of challenges that can impede appropriate planning for and response to an all-hazards event. A substantial portion of older adults live alone, do not know how or where to get necessary information, live with disabilities, and/or are dependent on medications or assistive devices.

This live PowerPoint presentation is a one-hour module on personal and community preparedness for older adults. Topics include: why older adults are vulnerable; information on personal and community preparedness, planning, and response; and psychosocial and cultural issues.

Name: Jessica M. De Leon, PhD
Phone: 954-262-1873

Dr. Jessica De Leon
Nova Southeastern University
Health Professions Division
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Center for Bioterrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness (CBAP)
3434 South University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33328-2000

Meta Information
Languages: English
Keywords: Psychosocial, All-Hazards, preparedness, older adults, elderly, geriatric, vulnerable, hard-to-reach, disabled, seniors, cultural, special needs, retirement, assisted living, long-term care
Target Capabiltities: Common: Community Preparedness and Participation, Respond: Citizen Evacuation and Shelter In-place, Common: Planning, Respond: Public Safety and Security Response
Universal Task Listing: Common
Cognative Domain: Knowledge, Comprehension
Copyright Restrictions: Creative Commons - Attribution
Is Product...: Downloadable, Reusable, Accessible
Learning Management System Compatability: None
Added: Tue Oct 30 17:21:13 -0400 2007
Last Updated: Thu Nov 01 19:12:00 -0400 2007