After a disaster, people with disabilities and the elderly need special assistance during their stay in emergency shelters. These documents provide guidance for care during emergency situations.
The 2011 analysis found that mortality increases with age regardless of living arrangement or long term care service choice. Findings also show mortality differs based on service setting and individual long term care program. For instance, mortality rates in nursing homes are higher than in waiver programs among every age group.
The purpose of this report is to present the findings from an in-home survey of participants in the OAAS Home and Community Based Services Programs. These programs provide services to support the elderly and adults with disabilities in the community.
OAAS Programs Fact Sheets