Maybe a reason for midlife siblings to reengage is to make sure your aging parents are safe.
After Katrina, now Japan – we all need to be prepared. The elderly suffered the greatest loss in both disasters because they cannot get out rapidly.
In the 3rd edition of my book Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Jones and Bartlett,. We have an updated dated chapter on geriatric care managers and home health agencies and other aging agencies dealing with disaster. We cover how to prepare clients and families through professionals visits and training and connection to local and federal disaster networks, how to prepare to have all systems /records go down during a disaster with back up and getting a sister agency somewhere else in the country that does not suffer the disaster who can help communicate with clients and families and what t do to evacuate keep safe and deal with clients during the disaster. There are many checklists etc. The book will be out in 2 weeks.