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DISASTER PLANNING FOR THE ELDERLY

The American Red Cross has addressed the special needs of our community's senior citizens. Disaster Planning for Older Adults trains residents of senior citizen housing complexes how to respond to disaster situations. Utilizing specially trained building and floor captains, the program empowers seniors to help themselves immediately following a disaster. Building residents participate in special drills and receive their own personal evacuation bags, where they can store essential medications and vital information.

CHURCH NURSING

In many communities, the church or other religious organization is the focal point for senior citizens. The Red Cross Church Nursing program trains members of congregations to respond to the health needs of seniors. Blood pressure screening and other health topics are covered in this program. Greater Cleveland's senior citizens are also benefitting from the home health aides and nurse assistants who have graduated from the Red Cross Foundations for Caregiving program. Keeping a pool of highly skilled and highly trained health care professionals working in our community elevates the level of care provided to senior citizens.
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