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TIP#7:  CONSIDER SPECIAL NEEDS WHEN PLANNING FOR EMERGENCIES

Tips for People with Disabilities/Special Needs:

There are an estimated 1.5 million Ontarians with disabilities and special needs. Emergency Management Ontario and the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario have developed an Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs. To best prepare for an emergency according to one's special needs, please refer to the appropriate category in this guide for a list of suggested emergency survival kit items and contingency planning considerations.  Check out this guide: Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities / Special Needs

Tips for Planning for Emergencies with Seniors:

An emergency situation or an evacuation can be a frightening and confusing time. It is important that seniors be educated about the potential for emergencies, the steps to take to be prepared and, the programs and services available to help get them through the emergency and return to their regular routine.

In addition to the basic emergency survival kit, it is essential that seniors being evacuated during emergencies take all equipment or devices they may need immediately with them.  Learn more about what you can do to prepare seniors for emergencies by checking out this fact sheet

 Key areas to consider for seniors:

  • Assistive devices such as canes, walkers, hearing aids, breathing apparatus, etc.
  • Prescription eyewear and footwear
  • Extra medications and vitamin supplements
  • Copies of prescriptions
  • Extra dentures (if required) and cleanser
  • Personal papers, identification
  • List of names and telephone numbers (such as family members, doctor, case worker, seniors' group contact person, etc.)

 

Use this template to help you plan for seniors in your family.

These documents are also available to download in 
other languages.

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You should check on your neighbours during emergencies, especially if they are vulnerable.

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