Elderly Disaster Guide
by: Rod Rice, August 30, 2006 12:08:00 am
Dr. Carmel Bitondo Dyer is an associate professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and director of the Harris County Hospital District Geriatrics Program. She says a team was developed to serve these special needs seniors.
"We developed a triage tool to be able to screen elders who needed to be moved pretty urgently."
Dr. Dyer says the team took what they learned and developed recommendations to better serve the elderly and other vulnerable adults in a future crisis.
"There are ten recommendations that we think are pertinent for anyone in a position that can influence policy and process. These recommendations can help agencies, organizations, states, be better prepared for any type of emergency that might befall us in the future."
You'll find a link to those recommendations at kuhf-dot-org.