A new algorithm developed at the University of Waterloo will help first responders and home care providers better help the elderly during natural disasters.
According to the World Health Organization, older adults who live at home face disproportionally high fatality rates during natural disasters as evidenced by Hurricane Katrina where 71 per cent of the deaths resulting from that disaster involved people over 60 years of age.
Making the buildings in neighbourhoods more diverse through mixed residential and commercial developments also makes it too expensive for many people to live in, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.
(University of Michigan) Older adults may still be checking into hospitals for weeks after a natural disaster, past the the expected three days of anticipated injuries and health issues, a new University of Michigan study shows.
Armed with a $2.8 million NIA grant and a unique data panel, a Rowan researcher will examine how disasters affect disability, measure the associated health costs and develop strategies to help the elderly thrive during natural disas...
(University of Waterloo) A new algorithm developed at the University of Waterloo will help first responders and home care providers better help the elderly during natural disasters.