All emergency planners and responders should develop a basic understanding of the unique needs of the older adult population in order to plan and care for them in an emergency. Planning and preparedness can be enhanced when table tops and training exercises include injects that bring about issues and needs specific to the older adult population.
Shelter in Place / Pandemic Influenza Scenario [PDF–339K]
CDC has developed injects specific to the needs of older adults in different types of emergencies. In this document, potential issues related to sheltering in place or a pandemic influenza scenario are explored and provide examples of what communities need to be prepared for and practice during exercises.
Evacuation and Sheltering Scenario [PDF–337K]
CDC has developed injects specific to the needs of older adults in different types of emergencies. In this document, potential issues related to evacuation and sheltering older adults are explored and provide examples of what communities need to be prepared for and practice during exercises.
Public Health Emergency Exercise Toolkit [PDF–4.3M].
The Columbia University School of Nursing created this toolkit which includes templates, checklists, & forms to assist with every stage of planning, designing, conducting, and evaluating local public health emergency exercises.
Emergency Planning Exercises Resources
Federal Emergency Management Agency
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