Being a caregiver involves more than just providing day-to-day care—it also means being ready and capable of handling emergencies effectively. By recognizing the unique responsibilities of caregiving in challenging situations, you can ensure that both you and your care recipient are prepared for the unexpected.


Natural disasters such as hurricanes can occur anywhere. As a caregiver, it is crucial to anticipate these events and have a plan in place. By following these steps and staying vigilant, you can navigate challenging situations with confidence and resilience. Remember, preparedness matters, and it can make all the difference in turning emergencies into manageable situations.


Key Steps to Emergency Preparedness

1. Create an Emergency Plan: Develop a detailed plan that includes evacuation routes, contact information for emergency services, and a list of essential supplies.

2. Gather Essential Supplies: Stock up on medications, medical supplies, food, water, and other necessities to last for several days in case of an emergency.

3. Communicate:  Keep open lines of communication with family members, neighbors, and healthcare providers.This ensures everyone is aware of the emergency plan and can help if needed.

4. Stay Informed: Monitor weather updates and stay informed about potential hazards in your area. Sign up for emergency alerts to receive timely information.

5.Practice Drills: Conduct regular emergency drills to ensure that everyone knows their roles and responsibilities during an emergency.


Visit the links below for additional Caregiver Preparedness Resources.

>Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregivers Emergency Guide

>American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness

>Family Caregiver Alliance checklist


If your loved one is a Hospice Savannah patient, please reach out to your care team to coordinate emergency preparations and plans.