Clean air helps Brookdale residents shelter in place during wildfires
Brookdale Senior Living and Interstate Restoration combined efforts to help assisted living residents shelter in place during the recent California wildfires.
The nation’s largest senior living provider called Interstate Restoration and within hours response teams were on the scene. Interstate set up nearly 400 air purification machines, or air scrubbers, to help residents breath easily, including residents with respiratory troubles, at 22 Brookdale facilities in six counties of Northern and Southern California.
“Brookdale took a proactive approach, so there was no panic when they first heart about the fires that were forcing mass evacuations,” said Stacy Mazur, CEO of Interstate Restoration, in a press release. “They called us before the urgency heightened, and we began delivery and installing all the appropriate equipment shortly thereafter.”
Evacuation options were limited because local hotels and shelters were in high demand.
Interstate expects the facility restoration work will continue into the early part of 2018.
Nicole was Senior Editor at I Advance Senior Care and Long Term Living Magazine 2015-2017. She has a Journalism degree from Kent State University and is finalizing a master’s degree in Information Architecture and Management. She has extensive studies in the digital user experience and in branding online media. She has worked as an editor and writer for various B2B publications, including Business Finance.
Topics: Disaster Preparedness , Risk Management