At HarborChase, the safety and comfort of our residents is always top of mind for us
Vero Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 25, 2016
Harbor Retirement Associates (HRA), a regional senior living development and management company based in Vero Beach, enacted a successful emergency management plan during Hurricane Matthew, keeping all residents and associates safe from harm. The plan involved the evacuation and temporary relocation of almost 200 residents and associates of HarborChase of Vero Beach, HarborChase of Jacksonville and Regency Park.
“At HarborChase, the safety and comfort of our residents is always top of mind for us,” said Sarabeth Hanson, Chief Operating Officer of HRA. “In the event of hurricanes or severe weather, we want residents and their family members to experience true peace of mind at HarborChase. We truly understand the importance of early and thorough preparation, and we’re happy that we were able to keep everyone safe.”
During hurricane evaluations in Vero Beach, 42 independent living residents and associates from Regency Park and 66 assisted living and memory care residents from HarborChase of Vero Beach successfully evacuated to sister community, HarborChase of Sarasota. In addition, 83 assisted living and memory care residents and associates evacuated from HarborChase of Jacksonville to HarborChase of The Villages Crossing. HRA’s emergency management plan helped make the evacuations safe and successful.
“I want to thank our incredible community teams who worked tirelessly around the clock to get us through the storm,” said Hanson. “Our emergency management plan worked exactly as it was designed. Whenever the next bout of severe weather comes, we’ll be ready once again.”
HRA community teams worked extra hours to make sure that the evacuations went smoothly and safely. The residents were entertained with fun activities through HRA’s Life Enrichment Program. Families of community residents were kept informed throughout the storm utilizing HRA’s “Call Em All” emergency communication protocol.
HRA currently operates 12 communities in the state of Florida, with more under development. Typical community features include full-service dining, housekeeping and laundry services, and a dedicated staff of nurses available 24 hours a day. All communities feature the exclusive Chef’s Fare Dining Program with customized dining experiences in multiple venues. It also includes HRA’s signature Life Enrichment Program, designed to provide social, devotional, fitness and recreational opportunities that have a positive impact on residents.
For more information on Harbor Retirement Associates, visit http://www.hraseniorliving.com