Use our My Emergency Preparedness Guides to prepare for specific emergency preparedness needs and My Medication List to have a handy reference of all medications. Homecare providers may download, copy, and distribute these free materials at will.
NEW: COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccination
All current COVID-19 vaccines are approved under Emergency Authorization Use (EAU) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These vaccines are considered safe and effective at preventing people from getting COVID-19. Currently, there are three authorized and recommended vaccines, with more being studied and expected to obtain approval.
NEW: A Guide for COVID-19 Testing During the Pandemic
There are COVID-19 tests available for current infections and testing to determine possible past infection with the disease. A viral test can tell if the person has a current infection. There are two types of viral tests: antigen testing and nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs). An antibody test may be able to determine if an individual has a current infection.
NEW: A Guide for Families with a Disabled Child
One of the primary concerns of parents with disabled children is what to do when an emergency arises and you and your family, including your disabled child, must evacuate. Preparation is key, no matter what your child’s disability may be.
A Guide for Individuals During the Pandemic
If you have a routine or daily prescription, it is important to plan ahead. During a pandemic, medications and supplies may be delayed; this can be life-threatening. Talk to your health care provider about which medical supplies you should have on hand during the pandemic.
A Guide for Individuals and Families Who Depend on Service Animals
Refer to this flyer to work with individuals and their families who have service animals to prepare a disaster plan that includes what to do for the service animal. If in the event of a catastrophe or natural disaster, individuals who are blind or otherwise disabled depend on their service animals even more than they do day-to-day.
My Health Record
Keep this record updated any time your doctor’s information or your prescribed medication, dosage, or frequency changes. Keep a copy in your emergency kit. Always take your medication list to doctor’s visits and to the hospital.
A Guide for Individuals With Behavioral Health Disorders & Their Families & Caregivers
Although anyone confronted with a natural or human-made disaster will find him- or herself stressed and panicked, for the 5.7 million Marylanders with mental health issues (according to Mental Health America) such an event can lead to a serious emotional breakdown that can leave them vulnerable in an emergency.
Homecare Patients and Their Families
As a home care patient – or a family member caring for a loved one at home –
Homecare Patients Using Power-Dependent Equipment
As a home care patient on power-dependent equipment – or a family member
Homecare Patients with Diabetes
As an individual with diabetes, emergency planning is important because you have to make sure you have the medical supplies you may need to stay healthy and safe in times of emergency.
A Caregiver's Guide for Individuals with Dementia
As someone who cares for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia,
Homecare Patients with Disabilities
As a person with a disability, planning is critically important because during an
If you have a daily prescription, it’s important to plan ahead. In an emergency, lost or damaged medication can be life-threatening. Talk to your health care provider about which medical supplies you need to have when disaster strikes.
As a person with kidney failure, or end stage renal disease (ESRD), planning ahead is critically important. During an emergency, being unable to receive dialysis treatment can be a life-threatening situation.Click to download.
My Medication List
Keep a copy of this list in your emergency kit and update it any time your prescribed medication, dosage, or frequency changes. Remember to take your medication list to doctor’s visits and the hospital. Complete a second page if you take more than seven medications.