Disaster Preparedness for Seniors – Part 2

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors – Part 2

Getting Your House in Order Before we talk about some of the fun stuff about getting prepared, lets dive in to some things that seniors need to do first off and that is getting your house in order. Meaning there are few important things that should be done right away before you dive into long term food and water storage and making plans to bug out. If you have not read Disaster Preparedness for Seniors – Part 1, please do, so that you have a bit of context for this and the next couple of posts. Although this series on preparedness for seniors will apply to the occasional 2- or 3-day power outage or minor disaster, it is primarily about dealing with long term preparedness.  Please see my previous posts on Concerns with our Power Grid and Effects of a Prolonged Power Grid Outage to get a sense of what I am talking about.  If you are not a senior...
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What is Estate Preparedness?

What is Estate Preparedness?

Estate Preparedness Defined Estate Preparedness involves looking at all aspects of your estate and creating an environment that enables you and your family to prepare for and act on events that can disrupt your lives. These events could be natural or man-made disasters, power outages, civil unrest, foreign influences and death. In all of these cases, for you and your family to weather the storm and quickly get on a path to recovery, you need to prepare across all areas of your estate. The three areas of Estate Preparedness are: Estate Planning – Creating legal documents such as Wills, Trusts and Power of Attorney and documentation of physical and digital property and other personal and financial information. Disaster Preparedness – Identifying, procuring and organizing resources to reach a level of disaster preparedness that provides the capability you need to sustain and protect your family. Emergency Planning – Defining potential threats and the tasks to complete before, during and after an event. All of these preparedness areas need to...
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