Downloadable Guides and Resources

Below are checklists, guides, and tips for seniors. Download and use them to help you learn how to prepare for and recover from emergencies.

Disaster Preparedness for Elders
Are you a senior living in Florida? This page offers links to useful tips and guides to help you prepare for disasters. There are contacts for senior and disaster-related services. You can also find sections for seniors with special needs and even learn how to plan for your pets. (State of Florida)

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors Guide (PDF, 2 MB)
Would you be prepared if a disaster were to strike right now? This booklet offers checklists and tips to help you get prepared. Learn what you need to have on hand, how to get information, and who to contact in an emergency. (American Red Cross)

Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
Find lots of useful links under Individual Preparedness: Best Practices and Resources. This includes two important tools for any emergency kit – Medical Information and Communication Assistance Cards. These cards provide important information to emergency responders and medical staff that could help them assist in you a crisis. (Administration for Community Living)

Emergency Preparedness for Seniors (PDF, 285 KB)
This fact sheet from Wisconsin Emergency Management can help you prepare for emergencies. Learn how to build a network of people who can help you in an emergency. Find out how to plan for medications and medical supplies. You can also learn what documents you’ll need in case of an emergency. (Ready Wisconsin)

Last Updated: 10/04/2021