Whether they rode out the storm by sheltering in place or evacuating residents to sister facilities, Louisiana senior living communities took precautions ahead of Hurricane Ida.
Prompted in part by a viral photo from 2017 showing residents of a Houston-area assisted living community sitting waist-deep in water for hours during Hurricane Harvey before they were evacuated, the federal government is establishing two new committees to provide support for older adults and people with disabilities during emergencies.
Some Texas lawmakers are pretty ticked off at senior living communities these days. Or at least the settings without backup power generators.
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A 200-bed assisted living complex in Spring Valley, NY, is a total loss after a massive fire swept through it early Tuesday morning, killing one resident and possibly a firefighter, who remained missing as of press time. A fire and life safety expert shares the takeaway for senior living operators.
One difference that stands out between assisted living communities and nursing homes after more than 106 Houston-area long-term care communities reported “emergency events” during last week’s unusual winter storm: the state requires nursing homes to have backup power where life-support systems are used, but no state requirements exist for assisted living communities to have permanent generators on site.
Ice, power outages and low temperatures left several Brookdale Senior Living communities and other communities across Texas without power on Tuesday, necessitating the implementation of emergency preparedness plans to ride out the unusual storm.
Assisted living communities would be required to have comprehensive disaster preparedness plans in place under a bill being considered by the state Legislature in Washington.
A Cedar Rapids, IA, senior housing company is offering temporary shelter to senior community members affected by a recent derecho storm. Meanwhile, tropical storms, hurricanes and wildfires are affecting other senior living communities.