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Hurricane Sandy

Curt Fessler

Resilient design: Building long-term care facilities

Resiliency demonstrates the ability to recover or adapt to change — to withstand external influence and become healthy again after disaster strikes. A community’s ability to be resilient is both its strength and its endurance in the face of an uncertain future. In a world experiencing increasing adverse weather conditions, we as manufacturers, designers, planners,…

Betty Norman, BSN, MBA, CPHRM

Organizational issues to consider in disaster planning

Just as Hurricane Katrina prompted discussion about emergency preparedness in 2005, Superstorm Sandy has re-ignited talks in the senior living communities about their ability to respond to disasters. When storm surges hit New York City last October, about 6,000 people were evacuated from various healthcare facilities, including nursing homes and adult day facilities.

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