Emergency Planning
for the Elderly

Older Texans are one of the most at-risk groups when a disaster happens. A disaster situation might threaten or aggravate the health of an elderly plan member:

If you or an elderly person you’re planning for has a special medication schedule or must take special medications, make sure they’re included in your plan.

In an emergency situation, sometimes you have no option but to move to a shelter, another city, or even out of the state.

If you or the elderly person you’re planning for has special mobility needs, traveling can create challenges you need to consider.

Transportation assistance:

Many older Texans are able to maintain a certain quality of life through the aid of special medical equipment.

Some of this equipment may not be available during an emergency, however, because the electricity is out or the equipment can’t be transported.