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How effective is Your Nursing Home’s Emergency Plan?

How effective is Your Nursing Home's Emergency PlanHow effective is Your Nursing Home's Emergency Plan?

Back in November, a massive snowstorm forced the partial evacuation of a 184-bed New York nursing home and rehabilitation center, as part of a roof had collapsed and caused a gas leak. With winter upon us, assisted living facility administrators need to take a close look at their policies and procedures to ensure that they have an appropriate plan in place to protect their elderly residents, and staff, in the case of a disaster such as..


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Long Term Care Risk Management: Emergency Preparedness

Long Term Care Risk Management Emergency PreparednessLong Term Care Risk Management: Emergency Preparedness

If an emergency such as a fire or earthquake were to hit your long term care facility, would you be prepared? Would your employees know where to go, who to contact, or how to best assist your elderly residents? There have been numerous stories over the years about devastating fires in nursing homes, and debates over sprinkler systems not being installed to protect residents should a fire occur. Of course accidents will happen, but having a solid emergency preparedness..


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