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.

Topics: Disaster Preparedness , Risk Management