This section provides long-term care and assisted living operators with actions to take to provide a safe environment for residents (hereby referred to as “residents”) as well as staff during a heat event.

The process has been organized into the below three stages.

Within each stage, there are specific actions to be taken to ensure plan readiness, plan execution, plan and progress evaluation as well as learnings for the future. Some of these are required, while others are recommendations on how to keep your residents and team members safe during the summer season.