Summer Planning Toolkit modules

Module 2: Caring for vulnerable populations

Older people

Older people

Older people may be more at risk from the dangers associated with natural disasters and other emergencies due to limited mobility, chronic health conditions, social isolation and financial stresses associated with finite income 12.

Following the recent flooding in parts of eastern Australia, the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care now update their website regularly with information on protecting older Australians during floods.