Prepare for Winter Weather

Long term care providers should take precaution and prepare their facility, staff and residents for winter weather. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a comprehensive winter weather website with tips for staying safe, warm and healthy during the winter months. Among other tips, the CDC suggests:

  • Equip your center with a battery-powered or NOAA weather radio
  • Have at least one week’s worth of food and safety supplies
  • Keep plenty of water on hand
  • A back-up way to heat your center in the event of a storm.

Catch up on winter frequently asked questions, preventative action steps to prepare for a storm and what to do during and after a winter-weather storm. The AHCA/NCAL Emergency Preparedness website will also feature the CDC Winter Weather Health and Safety Tips.  For more information, visit the CDC website.