8 Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Community About Emergency Preparedness

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When searching for the right assisted living community for your loved one, the list of questions to ask administrators is so long that finding out the details about emergency preparedness may not even make the cut. Yet the level of preparation and readiness – should disaster strike – can be a matter of life and death for residents.That’s why it’s important to make sure there is a plan in place and to understand how it works.Questions to Ask About an Assisted Living Community’s Emergency Preparedness Plan“Each of our senior living communities has a preexisting disaster plan, which outlines specific protocols for preparing for and responding to different types of emergency situations, says Heather Hunter, Sr. Public Relations Specialist for Brookdale Senior Living, one of the largest senior living providers in North America. “Each plan includes a checklist of actions to ensure we have the right resources at the right time to meet the needs

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