Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.
Includes complimentary CEUs*
*This web seminar is approved for AoTA contact hours in addition to CEUs approved for all ASA web seminars
This web seminar provides a brief overview of risk factors that affect older adults’ and family caregivers’ preparation and response to a natural disaster. Characteristics of recent disasters in Northern and Southern California are summarized to highlight the vulnerabilities of older adults living in areas prone to wildfires and weather emergencies. The design, implementation and evaluation of a pilot program conducted at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System that targets disaster preparedness of community-dwelling Veterans with dementia and their family caregivers are described. Also discussed are policy and planning implications of lessons learned in the pilot, as well as opportunities for promoting safety for community-dwelling older adults experiencing disasters.
Participants in this web seminar will be able to: