An emergency can strike your assisted living community at any time. Fires, floods, power outages, tornadoes, or communicable disease outbreaks are just a few events that could require an emergency response. Planning is essential to ensure your community is prepared. At a minimum, you must meet the Administrative Code requirements for emergency preparedness that are applicable to your facility licensure type.
The Compliance Strategies in this manual go beyond code requirements to provide suggestions for developing a comprehensive approach for emergency management. This manual will assist you in developing your written emergency plan, provide you with information on how to train your staff to respond to an emergency as well as directions for conducting emergency drills and documentation guidelines of emergency management activities.