Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Supplies

Emergency Preparedness


The Los Angeles Department of Aging (LADOA) does not provide emergency response services. This is solely for informational purposes.

The LADOA realizes the critical need to prepare for emergencies and identify resources for assisting family caregivers and older adults.

Emergencies can happen at any time, and they often require families to look after their own needs for several days. It is critical to assemble things necessary for survival. In the event of a major disaster, emergency services will be overwhelmed. Therefore, it is important to consider how to best prepare for survival.

Why Should You Plan and Prepare?

  • It could save your life;
  • Disasters can be traumatic;
  • It is important to have a support network in place;
  • Your expectations will be more realistic; and
  • You will have more control.

Emergency Preparedness Committee

Some of the priorities of the LADOA's Emergency Preparedness Committee include:

  • Assessing current resources;
  • Maintaining current community profile inventories;
  • Maintain partnerships with other city entities that could provide resources for emergency response;
  • Plan specialized emergency response programs for homebound and frail adults;
  • Participate with county and city multidisciplinary agencies to address identified gaps in services, via the Senior Emergency Preparedness Action Committee (SEPAC).

Information to help you Prepare for an Emergency

The emergency preparedness slide presentation and handouts below are to raise awareness of the need for individuals to be better informed.

Emergency Preparedness "Go Kits"

It is strongly recommended that everyone make a "Go-Kit" (a simple back-pack style carrier) in the event they need to evacuate quickly. The most important items for a Go-Kit are to have 7-days of your prescription medications and an individual size bottle of water, along with additional suggested survival items. Click on the following links for further details on preparing a "Go-Kit"