March 2022
March 08, 2023

Three Steps for Seniors to be Prepared for Emergencies

The states and territories served by the TMF Quality Innovation Network are often affected by hurricanes and other natural disasters. Informational webinars were held during the summer months of 2021 to give timely, life-saving information to Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers, and the general public in English and Spanish. These webinars served as an opportunity for participants to hear from one of their own, Ylda Farré-Rigau, Ed.D., who also happens to be a member of the TMF Patient and Family Engagement Coalition representing the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico. During these webinars, Dr. Farré-Rigau offers easy-to-follow steps to ensure seniors and their caregivers have basic essentials and safety information to prepare for all types of disasters, including during a pandemic, such as COVID-19.

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Seniors Better Prepared for Hurricanes and Other Emergencies with the Red Cross Listen to this TMF Quality Innovation Networks' webinar recording, featuring Ylda Farré-Rigau, Ed.D., an American Red Cross Community Volunteer Leader and former professor at The University of Puerto Rico, to learn three steps for seniors to follow to be better prepared for emergencies.

Adultos mayores major preparados para huracanes y otras emergencias Una emergencia puede ser anticipada como un huracán o no anticipada como un fuego en el hogar. Una planificación previa puede ayudar a manejar la respuesta individual a estas emergencias. Esta sesión presentará tres pasos con sugerencias prácticas para que los adultos mayores estén mejor preparados. Se incluyen las lecciones aprendidas con la experiencia del Huracán María en Puerto Rico.

Submitted by: TMF Quality Innovation Network

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