Disaster Preparedness

The weather outside doesn't have to be frightful

The weather outside doesn't have to be frightful

Communities in unfortunate locations could be snowed in, flooded, caught up in gusty hurricanes, struck by tornados or covered in sheets of ice. Communities can be proactive, however.

7 best practices for weathering a crisis

7 best practices for weathering a crisis

Regardless of the scope or cause of the emergency, senior living communities of all sizes in any location can benefit from being prepared for any potential disaster.

Senior living communities welcome temporary residents during Hurricane Matthew

Senior living communities welcome temporary residents during Hurricane Matthew

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As the damage from Hurricane Matthew is assessed and flooding continues, senior living communities are giving thanks for one another.

CCRC springs into action after Hurricane Hermine

CCRC springs into action after Hurricane Hermine

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Advance planning and dedicated staff members and residents helped Westminster Oaks in Tallahassee, FL, get through some trying days and nights after Hurricane Hermine came through earlier this month, the CCRC's executive director told McKnight's Senior Living.

Bomb in employee car sets emergency plan in motion

Bomb in employee car sets emergency plan in motion

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A Tennessee senior living community implemented its emergency preparedness plan on Saturday as a precaution after an employee found a bomb in her car at the end of her shift.

Crisis communications for the senior living industry

Crisis communications for the senior living industry

A crisis can do long-term damage to the reputation of your senior living community. Make sure you are prepared.

Senior living community takes precautions after two Legionnaires' cases found

Senior living community takes precautions after two Legionnaires' cases found

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A four-month-old senior living community in Maryland is taking precautionary measures after two residents were found to have Legionnaires' disease. The experience may prove informative to other communities at a time when the CDC says that incidence of the infection is increasing.

Greenspring plows through blizzard

Greenspring plows through blizzard

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Much of the Northeast is now recovering from record snowfall, but during the storm, more than 200 staff members at one CCRC stayed overnight to support the more than 2,000 residents on campus.

5 keys to effectively pre-plan for emergencies

5 keys to effectively pre-plan for emergencies

To ensure that first responders are in the best position to save lives and property, the tools for success need to be in place well in advance.

CEO shares Hurricane Katrina memories, lessons

CEO shares Hurricane Katrina memories, lessons

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United Methodist Retirement Communities President and CEO John Thorhauer experienced Hurricane Katrina firsthand. Ten years later, he shares how the storm continues to affect his personal and professional life.

When disaster strikes - how to soften the blow

When disaster strikes - how to soften the blow

Senior living settings are at risk of a natural disaster, along with every other business across the country.

Hurricane season: Are you prepared?

Hurricane season: Are you prepared?

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June is a glorious month. School is out for the summer, and the watermelons are sweet on the vine. Add the smell of freshly cut grass and you know summer is here. However, along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts this month means the arrival of hurricane season.

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In Focus

Aug. 23

Enjoying the eclipse

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Staff, residents and families at senior living communities and companies across the country enjoyed watching the eclipse on Monday.