You need only check out the latest news or listen to the latest weather report to know it’s been a season of emergencies. From hurricanes to floods to fires, all over the country people have faced dire circumstances that put their lives and property at significant risk. For seniors, who may be especially vulnerable, and their caregivers, there is urgent need to be prepared- to have knowledge and resources ready in case of emergency. Over at Daily Caring, there’s a useful list of basic emergency preparedness tips- check out their recommendations Here. It’s also important to know post-disaster, what resources are available specifically intended to assist older victims. The National Council on Aging has put together some resources, especially aimed at recent hurricane survivors. Their list can be found Here. And for the many seniors dependent on prescription medications, knowing how to access needed drugs during times of emergency can help avoid a serious health crisis. AARP has some useful info about access to drugs during disasters- read it Here. Finally, you’ve surely heard by now of the 8 nursing home residents who died in their un-air-conditioned nursing home in the days following Hurricane Irma. Why did such a large cluster of seniors succumb to the heat? Find out by Reading Here.