When You’re Elderly and Ill and a Storm Is Coming

September 14, 2018

New York Times (September 14)

When You’re Elderly and Ill and a Storm Is Coming

When mandatory evacuation orders are issued for natural disasters like hurricanes, it poses a special challenge for those who are frail and in poor health. Patients with disabilities or who are in hospice care may be too ill to sit in cars inching along evacuation routes for hours, and their families must face the wrenching decision of whether it is better to stay or go. For people with dementia, evacuations can be especially disorienting and overwhelming.

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