Hurricane season can be a stressful and uncertain time. Being prepared is the most important thing you can do as storm season approaches.

What WE are doing to prepare

  1. We offer onsite 24-hour licensed nursing.
  2. We provide access to supportive services including physical, occupational and speech therapy, home health & pharmacy.
  3. Our Evacuation Plan is approved by local emergency management authorities.
  4. We have Emergency Generator backup.
  5. We stock A 7-Day supply of food and water for residents and staff.
  6. Our Managment Team and staff stay onsite during storms.

What YOU can do to prepare

  1. Make copies of personal identification, health insurance and medical documents.
  2. Put home insurance policy in a safe place.
  3. Purchase 7-day supply of non-perishable food and water (1 gallon of water per day per person) and pet supplies (if applicable).
  4. Purchase extra batteries, flashlights, check weather radio and cell phone charger to ensure they are working.
  5. Housing:
    • Caregivers. Visit local Independent and Assisted Living communities and check on availability for your loved ones during storm season.
    • Families. Check local hotels about their policies and availabiity during storms.

Letter from Sonata's COO


With hurricane season here, you shouldn’t have to worry about what is going to happen at Sonata if a storm comes or if we lose power for days.

Sonata has an extensive Emergency Preparedness Plan in place.

  1. All Sonata Communities have submitted their Emergency Power Plans to their local Emergency Management Office and all plans have been approved.
  2. Emergency Power Plans include a designated (emergency powered) cooling area in each community that provides residents a comfortable area maintained at or below 81 degrees.
  3. Priority fuel delivery agreements, natural gas lines and/or expanded fuel tanks have been secured to ensure the availability of fuel to power generators a minimum of 96 hours.
  4. All Sonata team members have been trained on the specifics of our Enhanced Emergency Power Plan and how to implement the necessary protocols to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents.
  5. All emergency supplies have been verified. Food, transportation, water and pharmacy agreements are in place.

Sonata’s Communication Plan is Even Better.

Part of Sonata’s Emergency Plan includes provisions that allow for regular updates and communications to families. Sonata recently implemented a new mass messaging program which enables us to reach out to all of our families with important information during times of power outage or large storms. This allows us to provide ongoing, up-to-date information to our residents’ family and emergency contacts through calls, emails and texts when you have “Opted-In” to this program. It’s essential that all emergency contacts have provided their most current contact information to the communities.

We take the safety of our residents seriously and are committed to taking the necessary pre-cautions to address issues that any severe weather conditions may present. If you would like additional Information or details related to our plans, please let us know. We wish you all a safe and well prepared-for Hurricane Season!

Shelly Esden
Chief Operating Officer
Sonata Senior Living

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What WE are doing to prepare

  1. We offer onsite 24-hour licensed nursing.
  2. We provide access to supportive services including physical, occupational and speech therapy, home health & pharmacy.
  3. Our Evacuation Plan is approved by local emergency management authorities.
  4. We have Emergency Generator backup.
  5. We stock A 7-Day supply of food and water for residents and staff.
  6. Our Managment Team and staff stay onsite during storms.

What YOU can do to prepare

  1. Make copies of personal identification, health insurance and medical documents.
  2. Put home insurance policy in a safe place.
  3. Purchase 7-day supply of non-perishable food and water (1 gallon of water per day per person) and pet supplies (if applicable).
  4. Purchase extra batteries, flashlights, check weather radio and cell phone charger to ensure they are working.
  5. Housing:
    • Caregivers. Visit local Independent and Assisted Living communities and check on availability for your loved ones during storm season.
    • Families. Check local hotels about their policies and availabiity during storms.

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