Emergency Checklist and ballpoint pen. Close-up.

Are You Ready For An Emergency? Find Out August 4

Published in July 24, 2015 Issue

Would you know what to do if your facility were hit by a natural disaster?  

Emergency Checklist and ballpoint pen. Close-up.

Is Your Facility Prepared For a Disaster? Find out August 4

Published in July 16, 2015 Issue

Hurricanes, tornadoes, derechos, wildfires, and blizzards—any one of these natural disasters could have a devastating effect on a long term care facility.   Did you know that during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, more than 62 long term care facilities and 11 hospitals were evacuated?   Are you ready if your facility is subject to one of these destructive events?

Emergency Checklist and ballpoint pen. Close-up.

Is Your Facility Prepared For a Disaster? Find out August 4

Published in July 9, 2015 Issue

Hurricanes, tornadoes, derechos, wildfires, and blizzards—any one of these natural disasters could have a devastating effect on a long term care facility.   Did you know that during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, more than 62 long term care facilities and 11 hospitals were evacuated?   Are you ready if your facility is subject to one of these destructive events?

Is Your Facility Prepared For a Disaster? Find out August 4

Published in June 25, 2015 Issue

Hurricanes, tornadoes, derechos, wildfires, and blizzards—any one of these natural disasters could have a devastating effect on a long term care facility.   Did you know that during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, more than 62 long term care facilities and 11 hospitals were evacuated?   Are you ready if your facility is subject to one of these destructive events?

New NCAL Member Resource for Emergency Preparedness

Published in March 26, 2015 Issue

In collaboration with the Florida Health Care Association, NCAL has published an updated version of the Emergency Preparedness Guide for Assisted Living Communities. This comprehensive guide supports assisted living communities in developing emergency operations plans and includes templates and numerous additional resources. NCAL members can access this guide on the AHCA/NCAL Emergency Preparedness website.

NEW - Emergency Preparedness Requires a Communications Plan

Published in January 8, 2014 Issue

A problematic area in emergency planning is the communications plan.  Accurate communications with stakeholders, especially the media, contributes to a successful resolution of the emergency and may lead to a positive evaluation by the community. To help set management on the right path to developing a communications plan, a six-point outline can be a guide in the process of creating or modifying emergency preparedness communications procedures.