Special Needs - At Risk Individuals - Seniors


If you are dependent on life support systems, have a disability, or are in need of any medical device which requires electricity, be aware that the power may be off for some time during and after a hurricane. Therefore, you must have advanced plans.   Pembroke Pines Prepared

Helpful Tips

All persons with a potentially severe medical need or dependency and require professional observation and maintenance should contact their health care provider and/or your physician for their recommendation.

  • If you require oxygen, check with your supplier about emergency plans
  • If you evacuate, remember to take medications, written instructions regarding your care, your walker, wheelchair, cane, identification, or special equipment along with bedding
  • Shelter options for special needs are available and advanced planning is needed. Registration is encouraged if you need assistance in an evacuation.
  • Preparing for Older Adults

New Generator Rules for ALFs and Nursing Homes

The State of Florida requires all Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) and Nursing Homes to have an updated emergency power plan and operational generator.  For more information, please visit The Agency for Health Care Administration's (AHCA) Emergency Regulations to view the state's generator rules and what all ALFs and Nursing Homes need to have in their emergency plans.


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Special Needs Registry

TTY: 954-831-3940

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