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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Preparedness, Response and Recovery for Older Adults

In order to respond to an emergency or disaster in a community, every individual, family, caregiver, and aging services network professional must have a well-developed personal preparedness and response plan. These resources and links can assist you in developing plans suited to your individual needs, across a wide variety of disaster and emergency situations, as well as provide information about possible sources of assistance following a disaster. Resources for The Aging Services Network and Other Professionals All segments of the national Aging Services Network have important roles and responsibilities in emergency preparedness and response activities. The information in this section is intended to provide tools and resources that will assist you in developing and establishing priorities, best practices and actions in preparing for, and responding to, an emergency or disaster.


  • This page last reviewed: January 18, 2019