Part 2: Emergency Plan for the Older Adult (OA)
Based on what you have learned so far in this course, create a PowerPoint presentation that addresses each of the following points/questions. Be sure to completely answer all the questions for each bullet point. Use clear headings that allow your professor to know which bullet you are addressing on the slides in your presentation.
Support your content with at least two (2) sources throughout your presentation. Make sure to reference the citations using the APA writing style for the presentation. Include a slide for your references at the end. Follow best practices for PowerPoint presentations related to text size, color, images, effects, wordiness, and multimedia enhancements. Review the rubric criteria for this assignment.
Locate the American Red Cross in your area: http://www.redcross.org/ or in person
Identify what is necessary for emergency supplies to have on hand for a healthy older adult (OA).
Visit with an older family member or friend to identify specific needs for this older adult (reasonable for this person).
Assist the OA in creating their Personal Emergency Plan
Why is this important for OA singles or couples who live independently without services?
Title Slide (1 slide)
Objective Slide (1 slide)
Necessary Emergency Supplies for OA (1 -2 slides)
OA Personal Emergency Plan (1-2 slides)
Importance for Independent OAs (1 slide)
References (1 slide)
Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards, may force you to evacuate your home or shelter-in-place at short notice. It is important to know what to do in case of an emergency well before disaster strikes.
If you are an older adult living in the community, you may face some challenges during an emergency. For example, you may have mobility problems, or chronic health conditions, or you may not have any family or friends nearby to support you. Support services that are usually available, such as help from caregivers or in-home health care and meal delivery services, may be unavailable for a period of time. In addition, older adults may experience challenges that come with advanced age, such as hearing or vision problems or cognitive impairment, which may make it difficult to access, understand, and respond to emergency instructions.
The first step in preparing for an emergency is creating a plan. Work with your friends, family, and neighbors to develop a plan that will fit your needs.