Planning is critical to emergency management, and although emergencies may not always be in the forefront of your mind, they can happen anytime and anywhere. Direction Home Akron Canton actively collaborates with both state and local emergency management agencies and programs to help make these critical resources accessible to the elderly and individuals with disabilities.
To ensure the safety of yourself and your family, you should always have an emergency plan in place. Older adults and individuals with disabilities may need individualized or additional assistance during an emergency situation, and being prepared is essential.
There are several resources available at no cost to assist in your emergency planning. Get to know these resources before you need them so you will be better equipped to respond in the event of an emergency:
- American Red Cross
- Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Older Adults
- Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Individuals with Disabilities
- Ready Resources
- Adult Protective Services
- Additional Government Assistance and Resources
Contact the Direction Home Akron Canton with any questions.