Emergency Preparedness for Assisted Living Facilities
If you run a senior living facility, group home, nursing facility, or long term acute care facility, you know the importance of being prepared for any type of situation. Your residents are important to you, and making sure they are taken care of and are safe is your number one priority. Your facility no doubt has their physical and mental health needs all met and you are more than likely prepared should a health emergency arise. But what if your facility gets hit by a major flood or fire? Do you have a plan in place to ensure your senior resident’s safety.
Having an emergency preparedness plan in place before an emergency strikes will not only save you time, money, and heartache in the long run, but it will also provide you, your residents, and their families peace of mind. It will also prevent injury and death, and help get your facility up and running again in a shorter time period than if you hadn’t prepared. Follow these tips to create an emergency preparedness plan that is right for you.