If you or someone in your family is disabled, be sure to include special items in your supply kit in addition to the basic supplies. If you take medicine or use a medical treatment on a daily basis, be sure you have what you need to make it on your own for at least a week, maybe longer.
- When assembling your emergency kit, be sure it’s not too heavy or bulky for you to carry. You might need to store items in more than one container or a suitcase with wheels.
- Include extra eye glasses.
- Hearing aid batteries, wheelchair batteries and oxygen.
- Make a list of prescription medicines including dosage, treatment and allergy information. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about what else you need to prepare.
- Make sure you have contact numbers for your pharmacy and medical supply providers if you require oxygen, dialysis supplies, diabetes supplies, etc.
- Include a list of doctors, relatives or friends who should be notified if you are hurt.
- Include copies of important documents in your emergency supply kit.
- Have copies of your medical insurance and Medicare cards readily available.
- Keep a list of the style and serial number of medical devices or other life-sustaining devices. Include operating information and instructions.
- Make sure that a friend or family member has copies of these documents.
- If you have a communication disability, make sure your emergency information notes the best way to communicate with you.
- Make an emergency communications plan
- For more info, go to: http://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs