Friday, April 15, 2011

Survival Solutions for Persons with Disabilities or Physical Impairments

Quite often those persons who have disabilities or physical impairments are left out of the equation when it comes to being prepared for an emergency or a crisis. Persons with disabilities have much the same goal in life as any other person does but quite often have limited access to preparedness information in a useable format.

Thankfully, there is a good resource for preparedness information for those with disabilities. Documents in Braille or LARGE PRINT and videos in a sign language format (ASL) for the hearing impaired are just a few of the examples of the type of information that can be found at the following link:

The information on this website is free for anyone to use and there is no charge for their services.

It is important that our preparedness efforts include everyone. It is especially important to include those friends and family members who may have a disability or a physical impairment that may place an even greater stress on their preparedness efforts.

Staying above the water line!



mama4x said...

A few of my preps are centered on the elderly because of my husband's grandparents. I read about stool impaction in the elderly (always a fun topic!!) so I included some hot water bottles with enema tips. Large size font print outs of important info is a great idea. Learning bedside care and about bedsores is a good thing to know too. Picking up elderly aids such as walkers, grabbers, etc at yard sales is a quick and cheap idea too.

John said...

Good info and comment. I have a "work in progress" page on this with a couple other links at .

riverwalker said...

To: mama4x

The main thing is to help everyone, even those with disabilities, be prepared.



riverwalker said...

To: John

I've seen the info you've put up also...good stuff!



BTW, Got your recent email and I will be giving you a call soon.

Anonymous said...

I need to know where to go to get real hard core info or connect with people in the PA, Phila area who are seriously into survival. I also need to know where to get info on being able to have medication on hand beyond what you get for a regular prescription. Obviously you will not be able to see your doctor after a disaster, this could literally mean the difference between life or death for millions of people. You can have all the food, water and shelter you need but if you need life saving medicine what do you do?

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 10:05

Try for some good advice from Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy for some decent advice on medical preps.



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