Calling 9-1-1

If I say the word “emergency”, probably one of the first thoughts in your mind is “9-1-1”. Since we were young, we were taught the universal phone number to call in case of an emergency. When I was 5 years old, it was simple: witness an emergency – call 9-1-1.

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.

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 …