Disaster Preparedness Breakfast

Disaster Preparedness Breakfast FREE BREAKFAST – FREE C.E.U. is being applied FREE Long Term Care Desktop Disaster Reference Guide September 17, 2014 8:30am – 10:30am Oakmont of Escondido Hills, 3012 Bear Valley Pkwy S, Escondido 92025 Lic. # 374601486

Disaster Preparedness

The tragic storms in Oklahoma this week are a sad reminder of the potential for a natural disaster to strike at any time. All assisted living and residential care providers should review their disaster preparedness and response plans, regardless of where your community is located. Your plans should include:

Disaster Preparedness

Hurricane Sandy is a stark reminder to all of us about the importance of disaster preparedness. In a July 2012 article in Provider Magazine Steve Wilder, Stan Szpytek, and Calvin Groeneweg outlined key steps to prepare for natural disasters, including:

Disaster Planning Tips for Older Adults

Disaster preparedness is an important responsibility for assisted living and residential care providers. While state requirements for disaster preparedness vary, here are some general suggestions adapted from the U.S. Administration on Aging that apply to all older adults:

Tuesday Tip: California Assembly Bill 749

With your hectic schedule, it is sometimes easy to overlook simple compliance issues. Advanced Healthcare Studies’ “Tuesday Tips” will bring you a quick, helpful idea each week that can assist you in your operations related to regulatory compliance. We know that many of you implement outstanding practices in your community, and we welcome your ideas […]

Texas AL Communities Prepare for Hurricane Ike, Expected to Make Landfall This Weekend

Below is a press release from ALFA (Assisted Living Federation of America) about Hurricane Ike: September 12, 2008, ALEXANDRIA, VA-Assisted living residents along the Texas Gulf Coast, as well as parts of Florida and Louisiana, are being evacuated from their communities to safety as Hurricane Ike approaches landfall this weekend.

State Fire Marshal Residential Care Facilities Advisory Committee

Recently I sat in on a meeting with the State Fire Marshal Residential Care Facilities Advisory Committee hosted at the State Fire Marshal Headquarters in Sacramento.  The goal of the committee is to advise the State Fire Marshal on all matters related to fire and panic safety regulations and building standards relating to Residential Care […]

Cal OSHA and Fire Extinguishers

Consider this scenario. An electrical fire breaks out in the kitchen. You run to get the fire extinguisher, you aim it at the base of the fire and nothing happens. It seems the extinguisher has not been checked and/or charged since it was mounted on the wall. You can imagine the possible consequences. Fortunately, this […]

Do You Know Everyone’s Email Address?

First hurricane Katrina, and now the recent wildfires in Southern California have pushed disaster preparedness back to the forefront of issues facing the assisted living and residential care industry. In speaking with providers and representatives from Community Care Licensing (CCL), one of the lessons learned during the wildfire evacuations was the importance of communication. Myron […]