Community-Based Nursing Plan to Help Seniors Safely Evacuate from an Independent Living Facility in an Emergency
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Community Health Nurses are in a prime position to assist our senior population with planning and implementing safe evacuation procedures that are suited to meet their many needs. This is intended for community health nurses to implement in their communities for the protection of our seniors. Chapter II, the literature review, describes the barriers to safe evacuation faced by this population as well as recommendations for an emergency plan. Chapter III conceptualizes an emergency evacuation plan that can be applied to many independent living facilities that have residents who are impaired.