Disaster Preparedness for Community-dwelling Older Adults with Dementia and Caregivers: Key Design Elements and Lessons Learned from a Health System Pilot 

Date: Wed, Jul 11, 2018 12:00 PM PDT 58 mins                                                                                                                                                          

10:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Mountain / 12:00 PM Central / 1:00 PM

Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.

This webinar provides a brief overview of risk factors impacting 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 affected by wildfires and weather emergencies. The design, implementation and evaluation of a Pilot program conducted at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System and targeting disaster preparedness of community-dwelling Veterans with dementia and their family caregivers are described. Policy and planning implications of lessons learned in the Pilot, as well as opportunities for promoting safety for community-dwelling older adults experiencing disasters, are discussed.

Presenters: Nancy Oliva, Betty Wexler

The American Society on Aging has discontinued the call-in phone number for our webinars. Audio for this webinar will be broadcast only via VoIP (your computer speakers).

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