Assisted Living Disaster Preparation and Communication Resource Guide
More than 800,000 elderly citizens in the United States are currently living in the care of an assisted living facility. Natural disasters pose increased risks to those living in this type of facility because of the care that they require. Additionally, people living in these facilities may be at an increased risk for health hazards such as heart attacks, falls, or illness.
Having a well-thought-out disaster response plan as well as proper communication infrastructure in place is imperative within these kinds of care facilities. Due to the level of care required by its residents, assisted living centers need to be equipped with backup communication in the event that landlines, cell phones and the internet experience a disruption in service. Here we’ll give you the information you need to prepare for an emergency and equip your center with the proper devices to ensure connectivity no matter what.