A record 22 natural disasters struck the United States last year and long-term care (LTC) communities cannot treat this threat lightly.
With natural disasters occurring year-round, it’s important that owners and operators of assisted living and skilled nursing facilities develop plans now so that you are prepared if an incident arises. Your LTC pharmacy should be an integral part of this planning process.
When faced with the possibility of evacuation, LTC staff must be ready to make quick decisions about where to house residents and how to contact their loved ones. Together with your LTC pharmacy, they need to be prepared to lead residents to safety without disrupting their medication regimen.
The below article outlines the necessary steps you should take before, during and after an evacuation to maintain medication access.