Remember to plan for the special needs of infants, the elderly and persons with disabilities when preparing your kit.
For BabyInclude the following items for a baby:
- Diaper rash ointment
- Moist towelettes
- Powdered milk
For Adults, Seniors and/or People with DisabilitiesInclude the following items for adults, seniors, or people with disabilities:
- Plan how you will evacuate or signal for help.
- Contact your city or county government's emergency information management office. Many local offices keep lists of people with disabilities so they can be located quickly in a sudden emergency.
- Create a support network to help in an emergency and give one member of your support network a key to your house or apartment.
- Plan emergency procedures with home health care agencies or workers.
- If you are dependent on dialysis or other life sustaining treatment, know the location and availability of more than one facility.
Important ItemsGather the following important items:
- Copies of medical insurance and Medicare cards
- Denture needs
- Extra eyeglasses or contact lenses and supplies
- Extra wheelchair batteries or other special equipment
- Hearing aid batteries
- List of your doctors and emergency contacts, relatives, or friends who should be notified if you are hurt.
- The style and serial numbers of medical devices such as pacemakers.
- Label equipment like wheelchairs, canes or walkers.
- Know the size and weight of your wheelchair, in addition to whether or not it is collapsible, in case it has to be transported.
- Prescription medication - List all prescription medications, including dosage, in your supply kit. Include any allergies.
- Ask your doctor about storing prescription medications such as heart and high blood pressure medication, insulin and other prescription drugs.
- Teach others how to operate necessary equipment and tell others where you keep your emergency supplies.
- Wear medical alert tags or bracelets to help identify your disability.