Assisted Living Communities During Hurricane Irma The Decision to Evacuate or Shelter in Place and Resident Acuity
Peterson, L., June, J., Sakib, N., et al. (2020). Assisted Living Communities During Hurricane Irma: The Decision to Evacuate or Shelter in Place and Resident Acuity. (Abstract only.) Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 21(8):1148-1152.
This article examined how assisted living community characteristics impacted the decision to evacuate or shelter in place during 2017’s Hurricane Irma in Florida. The authors found that small assisted living communities and those that provide mental health care were more likely to evacuate, and a higher-care license did not necessarily impact the decision to evacuate.