In the final episode of our three-part series on emergency preparedness and response in long term care, Kimi Gordy sits down with Sara Hamm, Senior Vice President of Successful Aging & Health Services for Lifespace Communities, to discuss disaster recovery and fostering resilience in long term care communities. Based on her firsthand experiences both recently with Hurricane Irma and over many years in the industry, Ms. Hamm discusses the importance of emergency planning, support procedures, and both internal and external communication during a time of crisis. Ms. Hamm also highlights the importance of mental health and emotional support for residents, as well as team members dealing with the stress of a traumatic event.

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