Baylor College of Medicine and The American Medical Association have released a report, "Recommendations for Best Practices in the Management of Elderly Disaster Victims."

This report is the response of several gerontological professionals who formed a team (SWiFT, Seniors Without Families Triage) to help older adults who had no advocates or family with them to meet their needs during Hurricane Katrina. The SWiFT tool was developed to assess their needs and to identify or triage those requiring care most rapidly.

The report provides detailed information for planners, clinicians, and policy makers responsible for frail elder and vulnerable adults, and it makes recommendations for future planning.

To read the report, click here.