Care recipient (cr) needs an emergency contact in case of a local or regional disaster

Try: Make sure the cr has an emergency contact person outside his or her area it may be easier to call long distance than locally after a local regional disaster contact an out-of-town friend or family member to ask him or her to be the cr’s designated contact in the event of an emergency be sure to share the contact contact’s phone number with everyone in the family and all caregivers cgs who look after the cr including neighbors during an emergency the cr can call the contact who can share with other family members where the cr is how the cr is and how to get in contact with him or her write this

Materials: Pen and paper

Categories: Medical Physical, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

Information: Down keep this information in a visible and handy place for the cr information

References: Adapted from the u s department of homeland security internet website www dhs gov 30 tips for emergency preparedness 2010

Keywords: Emergency plan fire safety disaster

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

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