In preparation for the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season (June 1- November 30, 2023), we reviewed and updated our emergency plans, including the Hurricane Preparedness Plan. Our plans comply with local and state guidelines and consider residents’ needs and well-being.
The Emergency In-Person Visitation Policy and Procedures establish that every resident may designate a visitor who is a family member, friend, guardian, or another individual as an essential caregiver who will be allowed to visit during emergencies.
Even though all residents and family members will be informed promptly whenever the Administration considers it necessary to place in effect the Emergency In-Person Visitation Policy and Procedures, to allow you to designate or update your Essential Caregiver, we encourage you to have an assigned Essential Caregiver to expedite the process in those situations.
The forms that need to be completed for Emergency Preparedness Policy and Procedures:
If you plan to leave your loved one at Residential Plaza in an emergency, please complete the following forms:
During an emergency, we team up with families to provide options for our residents’ safety.
Is your loved one staying at Residential Plaza?
Note that an evacuation is a possibility. Residential Plaza has a comprehensive emergency evacuation plan that includes transportation and relocation of our residents to assigned hotels and other long-term care facilities. An emergency evacuation can be challenging. If we are ordered to evacuate, every resident must have a three-day emergency bag ready. Please, review the Residents Emergency Bag Checklist, which has the breakdown of what we suggest the emergency bag has. Please prepare your emergency bag and complete the Residents Emergency Bag Checklist (Exhibit D).
Are you taking your loved one home?
If your home is safe, we encourage you to assist in providing your loved one with a safe environment in your home. An emergency can bring uncertainty and stress to our elderly. Being surrounded by loved ones may give them the assurance needed to thrive. Please complete the Mutual Aid Agreement (Exhibit E) if you want to take your loved one home during an emergency.