Comfort Keepers Federal Way, Washington

500 S 336th St #204, Federal Way, WA, 98003
(253) 200-0038
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Emergency Preparedness for People With Medical Needs

Comfort Keepers In-Home Care in Federal Way, Washington.

Emergency Preparedness for People With Medical Needs in Federal Way, WA

In a disaster, people who need assistance have extra concerns

 

MEDICATIONS:

  • Always have a minimum of a 3 days supply of all current medications
  • Store all medications in one location in original containers
  • Have a list of all meds including name, dose, frequency and prescribing physician

MEDICAL SUPPLIES:

  • Have an extra 3 days supply of any medical items (bandages, ostomy bags, syringes etc.)

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT:

  • For all medical equipment requiring electric power, check with your medical supply company and get information on back-up power sources (batteries, generators)
  • Breathing equipment: If you use oxygen, have a three-day emergency supply of tanks as well as tubing, solutions, medications, etc. Oxygen tanks should be securely braced.

EMERGENCY BAG:

  • In case you have to leave your home, have a bag packed at all times. Make sure it has toiletries and THIS BOOKLET!

PEOPLE WHO CAN HELP:

  • Having a plan in place for a disaster is very important. Knowing who (family, friends, neighbors) could walk to your home to assist you.
  • Ask your local fire department if they keep a list of people with special medical needs; ask to be on their list if they do have one.
  • Keep a list of any other people who you can rely on to help with their phone numbers.

 

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS INTERNET RESOURCES

 

www.ready.gov/earthquakes                www.ready.gov/volcanoes

www.ready.gov/floods                            www.ready.gov/pets

www.ready.gov/disabilities