“After Hurricane Irene, we knew there was a need to install stand-by generators that will keep our homes running and our residents safe during power outages, and that need was underscored last year during Hurricane Sandy." - Erik Hammerquist
Ramsey, NJ (PRWEB) March 25, 2013
Memory Care Living, a provider of specialized housing and care for older adults with Alzheimer's or dementia, today announced plans to add stand-by generators at each of its 12 New Jersey homes. The installation of stand-by generators, which is expected to be complete by this fall, will enable the homes to remain fully operational during power outages, eliminating the need to relocate residents or disrupt daily routines.
“For people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, maintaining a regular schedule day-to-day is important in maintaining their overall health and well-being,” said Erik Hammerquist, senior vice president of operations at Memory Care Living. “After Hurricane Irene, we knew there was a need to install stand-by generators that will keep our homes running and our residents safe during power outages, and that need was underscored last year during Hurricane Sandy. These generators will help us maintain normal operations, and in turn, provide residents with consistency despite what may be going on outside.”
Generators have already been installed at Memory Care Living homes in Creskill and Chester, New Jersey and the company expects the complete installation at all twelve homes to be completed by fall 2013. Generators will be powered by natural gas and propane instead of gasoline, so instances like Hurricane Sandy’s gasoline shortage should not impact how the homes operate.
“Although we are not required by state law to install generators at our homes, we believe it will provide peace of mind for the families whose loved ones we care for,” added Hammerquist.
Memory Care Living provides ongoing care and support services for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, in a home-like environment. Located in 12 residential communities across northern and central New Jersey, each home offers private bedrooms, comfortable community rooms and home cooked meals each day. At one fixed rate that does not fluctuate based on the level of care, Memory Care Living allows residents to age in place without the stress of fluctuating costs.