The Facility911 Coalition has been organized to provide emergency planning to improve facility emergency readiness at all levels of care. This includes skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, residential care facilities, independent living facilities, adult residential facilities that care for the developmentally disabled, group homes, small family homes, etc. Facility Administrators will benefit from the written material, and can take advantage of the Continuing Education Unit discounts on a variety of courses provided to all levels of care. In a crisis situation Preparation, Response, and Recovery are key elements of the emergency services we render a facility that are going to save lives, maintain quality of life, and keep a facility in business. In all states facilities are required to have their own emergency plan of action. We can enhance facility emergency planning capabilities by offering new ideas and comments through our newsletter; provide the center of influence to network before, during, and after a crisis; offer unique emergency supplies; provide a facility communications link to staff and family; and more.
Ed Lupton, the Facility911 Coalition Founder, has almost twenty years of eldercare experience including the extended evacuation of forty-eight elderly due to the flooding that affected over a hundred thousand people. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, a former professional baseball player, has three grown children and is also a published author. For the last eight years he has taught a course in emergency planning for Continuing Education Units (CEUís) to facilities, and currently has a six hour online Emergency Planning Course for 6 CEU;s for facility administrators and nurses across the USA. He has also trained government agencies from different parts of the USA in facility planning. He is currently working with heavily populated counties in developing an annex to better shelter people with disabilities and the elderly in a crisis. In addition, he has been involved in creating emergency plans for centers that work with the developmentally disabled. From experience he realizes that in the early stages of a major crisis, local, state, and federal government assistance may be delayed or impossible. The Facility911 Coalition has been created to address the crisis needs of the facilities, and enable them to take a pro-active approach to meeting their emergency needs.

 
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