This facility uses a standard approach to managing emergencies. The C.E.O. serves as the Incident Commander. Department Heads serve specific roles during an emergency. They communicate with staff and local emergency management officials in order to make decisions. One major decision is whether to evacuate or shelter-in-place. The C.E.O. makes the final decision.
In case of evacuation, we have procedures in place to ensure the safety of our residents. We have made arrangements in advance with other facilities and transportation services to ensure our residents have a safe place to go. Our nurses send important medical information with each resident. They keep a log of where each resident is sent. In case of immediate evacuation, such as with a fire, our safe zone is Alma Public Schools.
For safety reasons, the C.E.O. may decide to shelter-in-place. This may occur when there is not enough time to evacuate safely. Sometimes it may be safer inside the building. We have procedures in place to ensure adequate food, supplies, power, and medications for our residents and staff for at least three days. We have made arrangements in advance to receive additional supplies or assistance, if needed.