In an Emergency
Are you Prepared for a Disaster?
Senior Whole Health wants to ensure you are prepared for public health threats that can affect your area. These could be natural disasters, disease outbreaks, accidents involving hazardous substances and terrorist attacks. Public health threats can affect air quality, cause shortages of safe water and food, and cut off electricity, gas, telephone and other services. Disasters are hard to predict and usually are out of your control. But you can take steps to help keep yourself and your family safe.
- Assemble an emergency preparedness kit for each member of your house including pets. Kits should include: food, water, extra cash, first aid supplies, a flashlight, a radio, a multi-purpose tool, medications and medical items and prescriptions, copies of personal documents, ID cards, cell phone with chargers, map of the area, an emergency blanket, emergency numbers, sanitation supplies such as disinfecting bleach and other essential items. A change of clothes and weather appropriate clothing could be included. Consider the special needs of family members and supplement kits with items that fit your needs (such as baby supplies or pet food). Be sure to include your Senior Whole Health Plan ID cards. You can find additional information at