September is National Preparedness Month, a time for everyone to remember the value of taking some time now and throughout the year to make sure that you and your loved ones are prepared in case of emergency conditions.
In recent years, devastating earthquakes, tornadoes, floods and wildfires have highlighted the need for Americans to prepare for natural disaster. However, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), half of Americans have not discussed or developed a family emergency plan. Don’t wait, communicate with your family today about an emergency plan.
For people with disabilities and their families, emergencies could result in a disruption of services and supports that they need to stay safe and healthy. Readiness checklists can be especially helpful if you need assistance with daily access and functional needs.
For additional information and links, visit the Ohio Department of Aging website.