Irma Update

Hurricane Irma Preparedness

The safety and well-being of our residents and employees is our highest priority. We have a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan in place, and are equipped with water, food, permanent or temporary generators, and supplies. Appropriate actions are being taken and will continue to be taken in order to keep everyone safe as we watch the storm closely. Our leadership is in close communication with our management company’s executive leadership team. Directions provided by local and state authorities are being monitored and will be followed as instructed.

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Hurricane Irma Updates

Latest updates in response to Hurricane Irma will be posted on this page. If you have any specific questions, please call our community at 239-354-8000.

Updates

Friday, September 15th @ 9:54pm EDT.

Note from our Executive Director, Marthe Lawrence: We are happy to inform you that full power has been restored at our community. Telephone and data communications are starting to come back online. We would like to extend a thank you to all family members, friends and others for visiting this page for updates, as well as your patience.

Friday, September 15th @ 2:30pm EDT.

From our Executive Director, Marthe Lawrence: Power and phone lines have not yet been restored. We have made contact with the power and phone companies and are waiting for these services to be restored. Our generator is continuing to power A/C in the common areas on first floor, and circulating to second floor. Keeping residents comfortable and safe is our highest priority.

Thursday, September 14th @ 12:10pm EDT.

From our Executive Director, Marthe Lawrence: Still waiting for power and phone lines to be restored. A/C in the common areas on first floor is continuing to be circulated to second floor as well. Our teams are excellent and planning daily activities for residents as usual.

Wednesday, September 13th @ 1:25pm EDT.

Note from our Executive Director, Marthe Lawrence: We continue to wait for power and phone lines to be restored. Generator was just topped off with fuel in the meantime. Residents are pleasant and calm after being served hot meals, and participating in daily activities as usual. All is good, and again the team is nothing less than amazing.

Tuesday, September 12th @ 10:50am EDT.

We are without power but our generator continues to work well. We have A/C in the common areas on first floor. Air is being circulated on second floor to keep all comfortable. Residents just enjoyed a hot breakfasts and are now participating in activities as normal, and are as content as ever. Staff have done an incredible job over the last few days, and I couldn’t be more pleased with their dedication to the residents and this community.

Monday, September 11th @ 4:10pm EDT.

  • Pleased to report we have minimal damage around property.
  • Currently using generator power. We have A/C on first floor, and residents and staff are happy and content throughout building.
  • Water service was recently restored.

Monday, September 11th @ 12:18pm EDT.

  • We have sunshine here in Naples!
  • Residents have had breakfast and are participating in activities as usual.
  • All extra staff and families have left.
  • We are on generator power and comfortable.

Monday, September 11th @ 3:54am EDT.

Minor wind outside now. No rain leaks in our building. It is all good – residents and staff are safe and we are comfortable with the generator.

Sunday, September 10th @ 11:30pm EDT.

  • We are on generator as power is out in Naples. All is safe and weather has settled down.
  • Phones are out, and calls cannot come in at this time.
  • Most staff are staying over at our community through the night. Curfew of 9PM has been instituted to ensure rest for all.
  • No flooding in our area, but have heard of flooding in other parts of Naples. A few wet places at doors and windows that we are tending to.
  • Teams have shown incredible leadership and calm.

Sunday, September 10th @ 8:40pm EDT.

Note from our Executive Director, Marthe Lawrence: Power is back on at our community. Wind gusts and rain are strong, but all are doing well. All residents remain on the second floor.

Sunday, September 10th @ 4:50pm EDT.

Note from Executive Director, Marthe Lawrence: “We are currently in the eye. Residents remain calm, and all are being moved to the second floor for the remainder of the storm.”

Sunday, September 10th @ 2:50pm EDT.

We are currently experiencing high winds and rain but power remains on. As a precaution, we have moved our fourth floor residents to the third floor. We will move first floor residents to the second floor if needed. We expect the eye of the storm to pass over Naples around 3:15 PM.

Sunday, September 10th @ 2:05pm EDT.

  • Storm predicted to hit between Marco Island and Everglade City between 3:30-4:30 EDT.
  • Meetings are being held regularly to be in contact across departments and respond to resident and family questions.
  • All systems continue to be fully operational.

Sunday, September 10th @ 11:20am EDT.

  • Residents, staff and families are going about their normal activities. We are prepared on all fronts.
  • Power has been fluctuating on and off but generator is functioning.
  • Winds gusting up to 75mph currently.
  • Second and third floors are safety areas where individuals are located.

Saturday, September 9th @ 10:00pm EDT.

  • All staff is checked-in and all residents are comfortable with families.
  • As of right now, there is light rain, not a lot of wind. Winds are supposed to pick up later tonight and into tomorrow afternoon.

Saturday, September 9th @ 3:20pm EDT.

  • At this time, there is little weather activity. Residents are calm.
  • We are holding regular leadership and staff meetings to review preparedness plans.
  • Maintenance and leadership are making regular rounds.

Friday, September 8th @ 10:25pm EDT.

This evening, Kim Te Brugge, Vice President of Operations for the senior living and health care division for The Goodman Group, participated in a phone call with Florida Governor, Rick Scott. During the call, Gov. Scott provided the following priorities for all senior living communities in Florida.

  • Priority will be made to help assisted living and skilled nursing communities with sourcing fuel after Hurricane for generators.
  • Healthcare providers will be placed as priority for restoring power.
  • Assistance will be available for sites that have mandatory evacuation order to find shelter.
  • Many shelters still have availability if evacuation is needed.

Gov. Scott will be hosting another call tomorrow night with updates, Kim, will be joining the call. The latest updates from the call with Gov. Scott will be posted on this page.

Thursday, September 7th @ 4:25pm EDT.

  • Dependent on the circumstance, residents may need to be moved to a higher floor. Ample food, beverages, water, and activities are available at each floor.
  • Additional staff members and volunteers are reporting to work and plan to stay through the events of the storm to ensure the safety, comfort and wellbeing of all residents.
  • Nursing staff is prepared to communicate using battery operated walkie-talkies to ensure we can continue meet residents’ needs.
  • All of the residents’ most current medical records have been printed and are readily accessible in the case of a power outage.
  • We have offered immediate staff members’ families to ride out the storm in the safety of the building in designated family areas.
  • Special accommodations have been made for pets.
  • We have Life Enrichment activities planned for each floor during the duration of the storm should the power go out.

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