Assignment Description

Emergency Plan for the Older Adult

Locate the American Red Cross in your area: or in person.

·        Identify what is necessary for emergency supplies to have on hand for a healthy older adult. Consider visiting with an older family member or friend to identify specific needs for this older adult (reasonable for this person)

·         Assist the older adult (OA) in creating their Personal Emergency Plan and contacts

·         Describe what the OA was surprised to need or what they seemed to predict on their own

·         Why is this important for OA singles or couples who live independently without services?

·         Complete at least two slides for each bullet point with a total of 10 slides

Assignment Expectations:

Length: Minimum of 10 content slides

Structure: Include a title slide, objective slide, content slides, and reference slide in APA format. The title/objective/reference slides do not count towards the minimum slide count for this assignment. 

References: Use appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. A minimum of two (2) scholarly sources are required for this assignment.


  • Bickley, L. (2017). Bates’ guide to physical examination and history-taking (12th ed.) Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 978-1469893419 Read chapter 20
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