Emergency Planning For People With Special Needs

Senior citizens and disabled persons living in special-care facilities should review the building's emergency plans. Know where your medicines and special medical equipment are located in case you need to have someone get it during an evacuation. Equipment such as wheelchairs, canes, or Medicalwalkers should be labeled with your name.

People living at home who are disabled or have special medical needs should identify people who can help during an emergency. Make sure these people know where you keep your emergency supplies. Give someone a key to your house or apartment.

Medical-alert tags or bracelets will help identify your disability if you need medical attention. If you need dialysis or another life-sustaining treatment, know the location of more than one facility. A supply kit for people with special needs should include the following additional items:Eyeglasses


Emergency Planning Links

Create A Plan
Prepare A Kit
Listen For Information
Emergency Planning If You Have a Child In School
Emergency Planning At Work
Emergency Planning For People With Special Needs and Senior Citizens
Emergency Planning For Pets
Emergency Kit Checklist

Missouri DHSS Planning for Emergencies: Three Steps to be Prepared, A Family Safety Guide