One of the most important problems in na disaster involves the care of an elderly disabled relative who depends on the presence of a health care aide. Suddenly the hurricane hits and the aide does not show up. You've got a plan form no water, one for no electricity. But do you know how to operate the enteral feeding machine that is attached to that peg? Can you handle taking care of the person's hygiene?
This is a difficult problem. I arranged for a friendly physician who has a large practice (a small hospital actually) a half-mile away to take care of the little one I was responsible for in such an eventuality.
I'm not sure what your answer should be, but think about this.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.