Emergency plans address your immediate health needs when something unexpected happens. The Minnesota State Council on Disability has an emergency preparedness website available to help people with disabilities improve emergency preparedness.
It is good to have a plan in place for a medical emergency. You may want to carry a card or small piece of paper with you and also post this information in your home:
Be sure to discuss evacuation plans with your friends, family and PCA.
Discuss the type of emergency and what action would be needed to evacuate safely.
Put together a disaster supply kit that includes what you would need to survive for three to ten days on your own.
Develop a checklist for evacuation including:
The Minnesota Vulnerable Adults Act lists the different types of people considered a vulnerable adult under the law. Every adult recipient of PCA or home care services is considered a vulnerable adult.
Physical abuse is when someone is harming you by hurting your body. This includes:
Sexual abuse is when someone:
Financial abuse/exploitation is when someone:
If you are in immediate danger, call 911 or one of these others: