Emergency Preparedness at Eaton Senior Communities

Emergencies can happen anywhere and anytime. While it is impossible to anticipate the outcome of an emergency, Eaton Senior Communities has placed a priority on being as prepared as possible for the unexpected. ESC is considered a leader in the field of emergency preparedness at assisted living communities in Colorado.

In conjunction with city, county and state emergency preparedness agencies, ESC’s Emergency Preparedness Committee developed a comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan. The plan was tested during Eaton’s first emergency evacuation drill at ESC’s Assisted Living community in May 2013, which involved several emergency agencies including West Metro Fire Rescue, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the state of Colorado’s Emergency Preparedness Office, and the Jefferson County Department of Public Health.  The lessons learned at this event were incorporated into ESC’s Emergency Operations Plan.

ESC staff currently participates in regional emergency preparedness forums, such as the Metro Foothills Healthcare Coalition and the Regional Specialty Healthcare Coalition, serving as a leader in long-term care emergency planning. ESC staff also serves on the City of Lakewood Emergency Management Advisory Committee.

In 2015, ESC became the first housing/long-term care provider to be awarded West Metro Fire Rescue’s “Seal of Approval”.  We earned this award by developing a comprehensive emergency operations plan, fall prevention program, and compliance with fire protection.  For more information, please contact Diana Delgado, Chief Operating Officer, at ddelgado@eatonsenior.org.