Older adults are disproportionately affected by disasters when they occur, from health, psychological and social perspectives. The needs of older adults are different, complex, and are often overlooked during disaster planning and response. The aim of this study was to review the current literature surrounding the needs of older adults from disaster preparedness and response perspectives.
Batt, Alan M.; Delport, Shannon; and Cummins, Fergal H., "Disaster preparedness and response in older adults: a review and discussion" (2018). Faculty & Staff Publications - Public Safety. 9.