Disaster Preparedness for Seniors

A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Professionals

  • Charles A.┬áCefalu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Disaster Preparedness for Special Populations of Elders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Gretchen M. Yandle, Bennett P. deBoisblanc
      Pages 11-20
    3. Sarah A. Tubbesing, Lorie Obal, Joselynn Brazier, Janice Shieh, Lynnette D. Hall, Earline Rogers et al.
      Pages 31-52
    4. Lumie Kawasaki
      Pages 53-63
    5. Jennifer Elkins, Jennifer Holt, Toni P. Miles
      Pages 89-99
  4. Long-Term Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Lindsay Peterson, Kathryn Hyer, Lisa M. Brown
      Pages 103-117
  5. Training, Competencies, Literacy, Cultural Competency and Resilience in Disaster Preparedness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Melen R. McBride, Arleen Johnson, Elizabeth M. Shiels, Nina Tumosa, Judith L. Howe, Judith A. Metcalf et al.
      Pages 137-161
    3. Melen R. McBride, Arleen Johnson, Elizabeth M. Shiels, Judith L. Howe, Nina Tumosa, Judith A. Metcalf et al.
      Pages 163-189
    4. Lisa Harvey-McPherson, Allison Bankston, Judith A. Metcalf, Lori Thayer
      Pages 191-201
    5. Jeffrey Stiefel, Paula L. Scalingi, Arnauld Nicogossian
      Pages 217-228
    6. Denise Danna, Kendra Barrier
      Pages 229-248
    7. Lisa M. Brown, Jolie Haun
      Pages 249-260
  6. Special Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Lance E. Stuke, Patrick Greiffenstein, Alan B. Marr, John P. Hunt
      Pages 271-290
    3. Philip W. Smith, Renee Denton, Robert Denton, Dennis Manley, Jason Smith, Rusty Tinney et al.
      Pages 291-309
    4. Shilpa Srinivasan, Maria D. Llorente, Meghan Magley
      Pages 311-327
    5. Alessandra Scalmati
      Pages 329-340
    6. Nabil M. Kronfol, Abla Mehio Sibai
      Pages 341-351
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 353-361

About this book


Disaster Preparedness for Seniors: A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Professionals outlines specific disaster scenarios for homebound, community, hospitalized, long term care, homeless and aged veterans. Chapters are written by a diverse group of authors, all of whom offer insight and expertise in training healthcare professionals in preparing for disasters. Topics include myths and realities of natural disasters and disaster preparedness for special populations of elders-the acute care elderly, the community-dwelling elderly, home based primary care senior veterans, the immune-compromised elderly, those with multiple and co morbid illnesses, the long-term care elderly, those elderly at the end of life and the effects of disaster on caregivers. A significant portion of the book is also devoted to training, competencies, literacy, cultural competency and resilience in disaster preparedness as well as the role of the academic medical center. The volume concludes with coverage of the management of behavioral, medical and psychological consequences of disasters. Disaster Preparedness for Seniors: A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Professionals is an important new volume and will serve as a guide for the development of programs, policies and procedures for evacuation of seniors during various disaster scenarios.   


Acute Care Patients Disaster Preparedness Gerotechnology Home-bound Elderly Long Term Care Facilities PTSD and Disaster Exposure

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles A.┬áCefalu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of MedicineLouisiana State UniversityNew OrleansUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-0664-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-0665-9
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