Document: 18956
Title: Guidelines for Mainstreaming the Needs of Older Persons in Disaster Situations in the Caribbean: Draft version.
Author: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). Area on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief.
Source: Washington; PAHO/WHO; abr 6, 2012. 78 p. ilus.
Keywords: ATENCION DE EMERGENCIAS (DESASTRES). SALUD. PREPARATIVOS. GRUPOS VULNERABLES. VICTIMAS DE DESASTRES. ASISTENCIA A PERSONAS DE EDAD AVANZADA. -GUIAS. CARIBE
Note: A Contribution to World Health Day 2012 Ageing and Health



   
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Content Part I
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  - About the Guidelines
- Introduction
- Ageing, Health and Vulnerability to Disasters
- Older Persons as Resources in Disasters
 
  Part II - Recommendations for Action  
  - At the National and Sub-national Level
- At the Community Level
- In Residential Care Facilities
- In Shelters
- Older Persons and Their Families
- Hurricanes and Floods
- Earthquakes
- Fire Prevention and Safety
 
  Part III - Annexes  
  1. Impact of Hurricane Ivan on the Richmond Home in Grenada
2. Guidelines for Mainstreaming the Needs of Older Persons
into National Health Disaster Plans
3. Health Disaster Communication Messages for Older Persons
4. Food and Nutrition Guidelines
5. Assessment Forms: Surveillance
6 Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Disaster Situations
7. Considerations for Incorporating Older Persons Needs
into the Community Disaster Plan
8. Personal Protection and Violence Prevention
9. Guidelines for Developing a Personal or Family Disaster Plan
10. Health Preparedness for Older Persons
 
  References