Louisiana State - Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs (GOEA) serves as the coordinating body for the aging services network in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from an emergency or disaster. GOEA collaborates with Federal, State, and local agencies and/or organizations to ensure that a more comprehensive coordination of resources are readily available to the aging services network in the event of an emergency or disaster anywhere within Louisiana.
The time to plan is before the storm arrives!Assemble an Emergency Preparedness Kit. Kits should contain a first aid kit and essential medications, foods that don't require cooking or refrigeration and manual can opener, bottled water, flashlights and a battery-powered radio with extra batteries, copies of important documents and other emergency items for the whole family. Emergency Preparedness and Planning is an ongoing activity that should involve the whole family.
Shelter Volunteer/Caregiver Training Emergency
Emergency Management Disability & Aging Coalition (EMDAC) has developed Shelter Training Modules for volunteers and caregivers who will assist shelter residents who may have disabilities and/or who are elderly and staying in general population shelters. This training will assist the volunteers and caregivers with: activities of daily living; companionship; shelter layout; and shelter schedules. To continue on to the Training Modules, goto: https://sites.google.com/a/advocacyla.org/shelter-training/
Disaster or Emergency Preparedness and Planning
Get TRAINED and VOLUNTEER!
Louisiana Nursing Home Association
Resources for Aging Services Network