Care recipient (cr) lives alone and has no local family to help in case of an emergency

Try: Talk to the cr’s neighbors about how to work together during an emergency find out if anyone has specialized equipment like a power generator or expertise such as medical knowledge that might help in a crisis decide who will check on the cr make back-up plans for the cr in case the designated person can’t get home in an emergency write the plans down and go over it with the cr

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References: Adapted from 30 tips for emergency preparedness by u s department of homeland security 2010 available at

Keywords: Emergency plan fire safety disaster neighbors

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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