In emergencies, the elderly die. Here’s how we can start to change that: CFN Op. ed
John Hirdes and Sandy van Solm
In emergencies, the elderly die. Here’s how we can start to change that.
With the Vulnerable Persons at Risk (VPR) algorithm, seniors don’t have to be helpless in the face of disaster.
“Older adults living in their own homes are more likely to be harmed in a disaster because of physical frailty, disability and social isolation. They often have needs that make them more vulnerable and less able to cope with the physical and mental challenges posed by disasters.”
National Post (July 24, 2018)