By Charles A. Cefalu
Disaster Preparedness for Seniors: A accomplished advisor for Healthcare Professionals outlines particular catastrophe situations for homebound, neighborhood, hospitalized, long-term care, homeless and elderly veterans. Chapters are written by means of a various team of authors, all of whom supply perception and services in education healthcare execs in getting ready for failures. issues contain myths and realities of normal failures and catastrophe preparedness for specific populations of elders-the acute care aged, the community-dwelling aged, domestic established basic care senior veterans, the immune-compromised aged, people with a number of and co morbid health problems, the long term care aged, these aged on the finish of lifestyles and the consequences of catastrophe on caregivers. a good portion of the ebook can be dedicated to education, potential, literacy, cultural competency and resilience in catastrophe preparedness in addition to the position of the tutorial scientific heart. the quantity concludes with insurance of the administration of behavioral, clinical and mental effects of failures. Disaster Preparedness for Seniors: A entire consultant for Healthcare Professionals is a vital new quantity and may function a advisor for the improvement of courses, rules and techniques for evacuation of seniors in the course of numerous catastrophe eventualities.
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Special efforts must be made to locate vulnerable older adults who are not part of established support systems, such as community service or home health agencies. – Models exist to engage communities, particularly healthy older people in communities, to locate and assist isolated older adults in their midst. The challenge today is not knowing how to protect vulnerable older adults from the catastrophic effects of a hurricane, flood, ice storm, heat wave, or wildfire. The challenge is mobilizing both disaster planners and communities to find the interventions that best fit their population needs and take action, because it is clear from the past decade that disasters are occurring with greater frequency across the world and no state or region is immune from the damaging effects.
Identify public health priorities based on modern, scientifically sound evidence that supports the provision of resources to identified people 7. Implement initiatives in a prioritized, coordinated fashion that are well targeted to accomplishing essential public health services and core public health functions 8. Assess the public health outcomes following a specific allocation decision, acknowledging that the process is iterative 9. , documentation) pertaining to the specific duties and liabilities of people in the execution of the allocation decision 10.
C. R. W. V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA D. W. A. 1007/978-1-4939-0665-9_4, © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 31 32 S. Tubbesing et al. VHA HBPC experience with emergency planning, brief case studies from our practices, and the lessons learned from disaster exercises and actual emergencies. Keywords Home Based Primary Care • Emergency planning • Geriatrics • Electronic health record • Geographic information systems When a hurricane-force storm was approaching his coastal town, an elderly Veteran living alone with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was contacted by his HBPC team.
Disaster Preparedness for Seniors: A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Professionals by Charles A. Cefalu