Last week, Scott Merzbach, Staff Writer for the Daily Hampshire Gazette, detailed how nursing students at the University of Massachusetts are assisting elderly individuals better prepare for emergency situations. The program aims to develop an emergency preparedness plan that could ensure a better municipal response to future crises and also provide information and resources to the elderly and people with mobility limitations and chronic illnesses. The University of Massachusetts School of Nursing initiated this program after hearing complaints from elderly individuals that they lacked proper resources to deal with even a simple crisis, such as losing power for over a 24 hour period.
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