Florida is, very possibly, one of the best places in the entire nation in which to retire. The weather is fantastic, golf courses are everywhere, there are abundant opportunities for fishing and beach enjoyment – the list goes on and on. Speaking of weather, however, even the sunshine state has its inclement mishaps. On occasion, a hurricane finds its way to Florida (as well as other states, just for the record). As a result, many establishments have a hurricane preparedness plan in place. This applies to safety precautions in and around the building itself, as well as a highly trained staff who is ready to respond as needed.
With numerous retirement communities in Florida, it’s of the utmost importance that these preparedness plans be not only in place, but well known by care teams. What, specifically, are the retirement communities in Florida doing to protect you and/or your loved one during hurricane season? Let’s find out.
Especially during a dangerous storm, it can be stressful and worrisome if communication with the outside world is lost. If a storm is approaching, important developments and information are relayed to family members of residents. To keep them apprised, automated messaging services are used by many retirement communities today. Family members can receive information via phone call, email, or text.
Hurricane Preparedness and Safety Guidelines
During hurricane season and all year around, the priority of the care team in a retirement community is its residents. To protect the well-being and health of residents, teams are specially trained for emergencies and highly skilled in many areas.
Care Team Support
Regardless of road conditions, 24-hour care teams will be present in a retirement community. Should an emergency arise, and the conditions are too severe for travel to a clinic or hospital, fully trained, qualified nurses are available in many retirement communities.
In the unlikely event of an evacuation, a specific plan is in place. Assistance will be provided for those who need it. But, rest assured, flooding and hurricane force winds are frequently well-tolerated by today’s reinforced buildings.
The biggest supply shortage you may have to worry about in a hurricane is the supply of electricity to your residence. Fortunately, many retirement communities in Florida have backup generators to provide power for elevators, heating, cooking, etc.
Plenty of water, food, and other supplies are stocked, just in case.
People in Florida tend to worry about hurricane destruction to a certain extent, no matter who or where, exactly, they are. It’s very stressful to think about roof damage, cleanup, repairs, grocery and gasoline shortages, etc. In an assisted living community, however, many of those will not be a concern. You’re covered. Meal preparation, personal care (if needed), laundry service, utilities, management services, maintenance, and more are all included and will be provided if at all possible – even in the case of a hurricane.
There Is Safety in Numbers and Well-Prepared Communities
Our retirement community is no stranger to hurricanes, tornadoes, and other types of storms. It’s Florida – storms happen! That’s why we are ready in every way possible. Every member of our care team has been trained in emergency preparedness, and our building is equipped with as many safety features as we can possibly include.
Most importantly, you’re not alone here. Whether you reside in our Memory Care, Assisted Living, or Independent Living community, you are surrounded by people who have much in common with you. These are the people you socialize with every day. Take comfort in knowing that we are all here for each other.
What’s more, with all of the amenities available in our community, you will want for absolutely nothing. Enjoy your golden years in style and comfort.
If you have further questions, feel free to contact us at 941-209-3466. For sales and leasing inquiries, please call us at 941-257-0929.
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