Evacuation Nursing Home

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I agree with you that the elderly needs extra attention when evacuation plans come into play. Due to decrease in mobility and the need for extra equipment, the elderly needs more help with getting to a safe and secure place. Nursing home/ independent living facility need to have well-organized evacuation plans in the case of an emergency and routinely change the plans to accommodate the number of residents. Their survival greatly depends on an efficiency of the plan. The impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita showed a need for improvement strategies and a better understanding of how disaster plans need to be adapted to meet the needs of the elderly population in nursing homes (Dobalian, Claver & Fickel, 2010). Hopefully, this study will provoke future research on new and improved evacuation procedures not just for the elderly but all vulnerable groups. Resource…show more content…
J. (2010). Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the Department of Veterans Affairs: A conceptual model for understanding the evacuation of nursing homes. Gerontology, 56(6), 581.
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