Bethany Home Emergency Preparedness Policies

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Emergency Preparedness

IN THE EVENT THAN AN EMERGENCY WOULD OCCUR, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO AND WHO TO CONTACT

Resident Safety is our priority at all times and BHRI have taken steps to prepare and mitigate any forseeable or unforseeable even with the following.

Emergency Generator onsite that handles our electrical needs

Emergency linen is stored onsite

Updated phone and data lines

Emergency Medical supplies & Medication, we keep a 7 day supply

We store and rotate Emergency Food & Water supply is kept onsite

Stafing is recquired to stay (freeze in) to assure residents quality of care

 

DURING THE FOLLOWING POSSIBLE EVENTS:

Natural or human cause emergency:

  1. Stay calm
  2. Stay with resident
  3. Shelter in place

Fire:

  1. Stay calm
  2. Follow staff instructions

Active Shooter:

  1. RUN
  2. Hide (Behind locked door)
  3. Fight

 

IF BETHANY HOME NEEDS TO EVACUATE:

Bethany Home is prepared for and is drilled once a year for just an event.

We work with RI Dept. of Health and Long Term Mutual Aid Plan. RI Health, EMA, Providence Fire & Police with local LTCS and ALS and hospitals to assure residents safety.

We have three possible layover places we use. If evacuation is necessary:

  1. Medway Place, 229 Medway St.
  2. Wingate AL, 1 Butler Ave.
  3. Epoch AL, 353 Blackstone Blvd.

Bethany Home and RI LTC-MAP will then evaluate best placement during this emergency. As part of our program there will be teams contacting families as soon as the resident is safe. There will be also an effort to keep all medical records secure (HIPAA)

 

EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS:

Bethany Home – 401-831-2870

Bethany Home Safety Officer – 401-209-0936

RI Health Duty Officer – 401-222-6911

RI Health – 401-222-2566

RI Health Alternate # – 401-272-5952

RIEMA – 401-946-9996

RIEMA Director – 401-680-8000

Providence Fire – 401-243-6060

Providence PD – 401-272-3121

 

 

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