Archive for May 29th, 2006

Administration on Aging Pandemic Preparation

The Federal agency, Administration on Aging, has a preparedness guide. One is for general emergency assistance and one is specific to a pandemic influenza.

Unfortunately, each Emergency Assistance Guide chapter is it’s own pdf file to download, Start here,
http://www.aoa.gov/press/preparedness/preparedness.asp

For a copy of the Letter from the Assistant Secretary about Pandemic Flu preparation (pdf file)  click here.

 For a copy of the AoA Pandemic Flu Plan (pdf file)  click here.

A copy of the “Long-Term Care and Other Residential Facilities Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Checklist” is available at http://www.pandemicflu.gov/plan/LongTermCareChecklist.html.

Preparedness suggestions include:

  • Have a structure for planning and decision-making, with a multidisciplinary group created to specifically pandemic influenza preparedness planning.
  • Develop a written pandemic influenza plan that identifies the person or persons authorized to implement the plan and the organizational structure to be used.
  • Develop a facility communication plan that includes key points of contact such as local and state health department officials, and a person responsible for communicating with staff, residents and families.
  • Have a plan to provide education and training to ensure that all personnel, residents and family members of residents understand basic prevention and control measures for pandemic influenza.
  • Have an infection control plan in place for managing residents and visitors with pandemic influenza.
  • Have a plan to get and use vaccines and antiviral drugs.
  • Address issues related to sudden increased needs, such as prioritizing services, staffing and supply shortages, and alternative care for residents who need acute care when hospital beds are unavailable.

I haven’t had a chance to review these yet. I have yet to see any evidence of local planning for the elderly. We just last week went through breakup and spring flooding. It happens every year. Yet once again an elder was moved to higher ground, but without taking along the required meds which were left in the house or clinic.

Also, no one recalls a fire drill in the past several (five +?) years at the senior center. See the checklist for When you visit the senior center – http://theelderlies.wordpress.com/2005/08/06/when-you-visit-the-senior-center/


O’Folks (off their rocker)

Old age isn't a disease.

Arctic sunset

© header image

Comments how-tos

For those new to blogs, check out this post *commenting on blogs* Recent comments, on the sidebar blogroll, often have additional or complementary information. Recent revisions of posts themselves may be found by using the search box for "revised". Tech support says spam (ads or worse) is hitting WordPress heavily so if you don't see your comment in 24 hours, send an E-mail and TS will check the spam trap.

a

RSS Nonagenarian news

  • Beloved doctor who helped build Dodd Hall dies at age 90 - Columbus Dispatch
    Beloved doctor who helped build Dodd Hall dies at age 90Columbus DispatchWhether you sought the particulars of popping an elegant wheelchair wheelie or the ear of an expert in the strength of human will — someone to tell you that patience and determination would win, a visit to Dr. Ernest “Ernie” Johnson was a smart bet.
  • Easley legend Alvin Dark dies at age 92 - Pickens Sentinel
    Easley legend Alvin Dark dies at age 92Pickens SentinelAlvin Dark, a member of the Easley community and long-time professional baseball player and manager with many accolades to his credit, passed away Nov. 13 in Easley at the age of 92. Dark was named Rookie of the Year in 1948 with the Boston Braves. × ...and more »
  • Founder of Brazil's largest home-appliance retailer dies at age 91 - Fox News
    Founder of Brazil's largest home-appliance retailer dies at age 91Fox NewsSAO PAULO – Samuel Klein, the Polish-born founder of Brazil's largest home-appliance retailer, has died, the company said in a statement. He was 91. Casas Bahia said Klein died Thursday at Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein Hospital where he was undergoing ...and more »
  • Massena Senior Citizens recognize members ages 90 and older - WatertownDailyTimes.com
    Massena Senior Citizens recognize members ages 90 and olderWatertownDailyTimes.comThe guests ranged in age from 90 to 95½, soon to be 96 in February, and many of them still remain active in the club and other activities, according to Executive Director Sheila L. Benn and board President Sylvia Despaw. ... The honorees were Mr. Medve ...
  • Reg 'Toecutter' Withers, former Fraser government minister, dies at age 90 - The Guardian
    Reg 'Toecutter' Withers, former Fraser government minister, dies at age 90The GuardianAs the senate leader, Withers was the orchestrator of Whitlam's downfall in 1975, an act that etched him in Australia's political history. Withers's son Simon said his father should be remembered as a major, colourful figure in Australian politics . […]
  • Former Denver Post Editor William Hornby passes away at age 91 - The Denver Post
    Former Denver Post Editor William Hornby passes away at age 91The Denver PostHe was 91. A graduate of Stanford and the London School of Economics, Hornby's initial excursion into public affairs and professional journalism took him to Paris, where he worked for the U.S. government as part of the Marshall Plan, and to San ...and more »
  • Report: 90 Percent of the World Age 6 and Older Will Have a Cellphone in Less ... - TheBlaze.com
    TheBlaze.comReport: 90 Percent of the World Age 6 and Older Will Have a Cellphone in Less ...TheBlaze.comIf you think kids' use of technology is stunning today, consider the latest statistic from a communications technology company about how many people by a certain age will own cellphones in five years. According to Ericsson, 90 percent of the whole .. […]
  • Former Kluane MLA Bill Brewster dies at age 90 - CBC.ca
    CBC.caFormer Kluane MLA Bill Brewster dies at age 90CBC.caFormer Yukon politician and sports activist Bill Brewster, who served as the Conservative MLA for Kluane from 1982 to 1996, died last week at the age of 90. Brewster was born in Alberta but moved to the Yukon as a young man. He settled in Haines ...
  • Daughter of Knott's Berry Farm founders dies at age 92 - Bakersfield Now
    Daughter of Knott's Berry Farm founders dies at age 92Bakersfield NowBUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) — Marion Knott, the last surviving child of Knott's Berry Farm theme park founders Walter and Cordelia Knott, has died. The Orange County Register reported Wednesday that Knott's family announced she died in her sleep Nov. 13.and more »
  • Daughter of Knott's Berry Farm founders dies age 92 - Westside Today
    Daughter of Knott's Berry Farm founders dies age 92Westside TodayMarion Genevieve Knott, daughter of Knott's Berry Farm founders Walter and Cordelia Knott, has died at the age of 92, the park announced today. Details on the passing of Knott, the youngest of four siblings, were not announced. “Marion Knott made ...and more »
May 2006
M T W T F S S
« Apr   Jun »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Haeremai Camai Bula Bepuwave Bienvenidos

  • 124,611 visitors

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.