Of all of the industries that shouldn’t go without access to backup power, a healthcare facility probably tops the list. Of course, no business owner wants to miss opportunities for sales or productivity, but for an assisted living or nursing home, the loss could be far greater than just a few dollars.
In some states, it is required by law for nursing homes and other healthcare facilities to have a backup generator. In Indiana, comprehensive care facilities are required to have backup power for the lighting and alarm systems and for life support. Surprisingly, Indiana state law does not require residential care facilities to have backup power. However, for these industries, the benefits far outweigh the costs. In fact, many market-savvy consumers are consistently choosing long-term care facilities for their loved ones that provide backup power on premises.
Backup power generators protect your residents and staff.
As the number of power outages due to weather and failing infrastructure increases throughout the United States, so does the need for backup power. Having access to backup power on campus can protect your residents in the following ways:
Eliminate the need to evacuate residents.
Backup power generators for assisted living and nursing homes can eliminate the logistical nightmare of evacuating and transporting residents during a power outage.
Power necessary medical equipment.
Residents who rely on electrical medical equipment such as power wheelchairs or oxygen will be able to continue to use their equipment without problems.
Provide safety and security during inclement weather.
Having a standby generator means always having necessary air conditioning and heating during inclement weather. This can not only keep your residents and staff comfortable, but safe as well.
Standby generators protect your building.
Backup power generators for assisted living and nursing homes can also help protect your building in the following ways:
Prevent mold growth.
It only takes 72 hours after a storm for black mold to start growing behind sheetrock in a building. Without the dehumidifying properties of an air conditioner and the humid post-storm air, the conditions become perfect for mold growth.
Prevent food from spoiling.
Loss of power means that frozen and refrigerated foods cannot be kept at a safe temperature. This food has to be thrown out and cannot be salvaged.
Allow security system to remain active.
Without electricity, a security system cannot do its job. The building could become a target for thieves or vandals, especially if residents are forced to evacuate.
Choose a qualified generator installer.
Backup power generators for assisted living and nursing homes are a necessity for staff and residents. At Midwest Generator Solutions, we have a trained, knowledgeable, and experienced team. We are able to meet with you to assess your wants, needs, and budget and develop a plan to install and maintain the right generator for your healthcare facility. Submit this contact form or give us a call today at (317)831-8677.