Irma Update

There is no doubt that Hurricane Irma caused much damage to the state of Florida, and created a tremendous amount of stress, anxiety and concern for its citizens and visitors alike.

We sincerely hope that everyone stayed safe during the storm, and have since been able to get in touch with your loved ones.

Moreover, we owe an enormous debt of gratitude to our devoted team members who worked tirelessly and selflessly to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our residents. The way in which we all came together to prepare for and respond to Hurricane Irma strengthened our team and resident bonds even more so.

Now that the storm has passed, the Terracina Grand family is looking forward to sunny skies ahead! We are happy to have returned to our daily activities as normal. We would like to extend a thank you to all family members, friends and others for checking our updates on the website and Facebook page during the storm, as well as your patience.

During natural disasters as well as the everyday, we are dedicated to providing residents with support, care and services, ensuring their safety 24/7. If you have a friend or loved one who may be interested in our community or require additional care, we invite you to contact us directly at 239-455-1459.


Hurricane Irma Preparedness

The safety and well-being of our residents and employees is our highest priority. We have a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan in place, and are equipped with water, food, permanent or temporary generators, and supplies. Appropriate actions are being taken and will continue to be taken in order to keep everyone safe as we watch the storm closely. Our leadership is in close communication with our management company’s executive leadership team. Directions provided by local and state authorities are being monitored and will be followed as instructed.

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Hurricane Irma Updates

Latest updates in response to Hurricane Irma will be posted on this page. If you have any specific questions, please call our community at 239-455-1459.

Updates

Friday, September 15th @ 9:54pm EDT.

Note from our Executive Director, Kim Te Brugge: We are happy to inform you that full power has been restored at our community. Telephone and data communications are starting to come back online. We would like to extend a thank you to all family members, friends and others for visiting this page for updates, as well as your patience.

Friday, September 15th @ 2:30pm EDT.

From our Executive Director, Kim Te Brugge: Power and phone lines have not yet been restored. We have made contact with the power and phone companies and are waiting for these services to be restored. Keeping residents comfortable and safe is our highest priority.

We have portable generators and A/C units set up around the building to cool areas. Another shipment of portable generators and A/C units arrived yesterday. This morning we received a large FEMA generator that will power our entire building, and our plant operations and maintenance teams are working to make it operable as soon as possible. The two air-conditioned buses remain on-site as a precaution.

Thursday, September 14th @ 12:10pm EDT.

From our Executive Director, Kim Te Brugge: We have portable generators and A/C units set up around the building to cool areas. Another shipment of portable generators and A/C units will be arriving today by early afternoon. Additional generators are also in transit as a precaution. There are currently two air-conditioned buses on-site as a precaution. The safety and well-being of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Wednesday, September 13th @ 11:45am EDT.

From our Executive Director, Kim Te Brugge: We are taking steps to ensure the comfort and wellbeing of all residents. Two portable generators, as well as additional portable A/C units, ice and water will be arriving at Terracina Grand by early afternoon today. We have had no interruption in our meal service and our kitchens remain fully functional. Social functions are planned, including an ice cream social, donuts and coffee, and happy hour. As we are waiting for power and phone lines to be restored, we thank all families and friends for their patience and understanding.

Tuesday, September 12th @ 11:58am EDT.

From our Executive Director, Kim TeBrugge: Currently we do not have any major updates. We are getting along well, just waiting for power. Telephone and data communications are still down, so cell service remains spotty. We appreciate your patience as communications are restored. Everyone is content, and our staff has done an incredible job of proactively assisting all residents.

Monday, September 11th @ 4:10pm EDT.

From our Executive Director, Kim TeBrugge: Residents remain very calm, cooperative and grateful. We are comfortable on the generator, as power is out. Cell service is sporadic. Water service was recently restored. Meals are happening as scheduled, much to the delight of all!

Monday, September 11th @ 8:34am EDT.

A note from our Executive Director, Kim TeBrugge: Our Maintenance Team has done a terrific job surveying the building this morning. They are reporting roof and water damage. Trees are down around the area. I am pleased to share that all are safe and residents remain in good spirits. Family members are very grateful for the help and support. Some staff are leaving now to check on their own homes.

Sunday, September 10th @ 11:30pm EDT.

  • We are on generator as power is out in Naples. All is safe and weather has settled down.
  • Phones are out, and calls cannot come in at this time.
  • Most staff are staying over at our community through the night. Curfew of 9PM has been instituted to ensure rest for all.
  • No flooding in our area, but have heard of flooding in other parts of Naples. A few wet places at doors and windows that we are tending to.
  • Teams have shown incredible leadership and calm.

Sunday, September 10th @ 8:40pm EDT.

Note from our Executive Director, Kim TeBrugge: Generator is currently running and working very well during this power outage. Residents are now comfortable in their rooms.

Sunday, September 10th @ 4:50pm EDT.

Note from Executive Director, Kim TeBrugge: “All is OK. We are currently in the eye.”

Sunday, September 10th @ 2:50pm EDT.

We are currently experiencing high winds and rain but power remains on. As a precaution, we have moved our fourth floor residents to the third floor. We will move first floor residents to the second floor if needed. We expect the eye of the storm to pass over Naples around 3:15 PM.

Sunday, September 10th @ 2:05pm EDT.

  • Storm predicted to hit between Marco Island and Everglade City between 3:30-4:30 EDT.
  • Meetings are being held regularly to be in contact across departments and respond to resident and family questions.
  • All systems continue to be fully operational.

Sunday, September 10th @ 11:20am EDT.

  • Residents, staff and families are going about their normal activities. We are prepared on all fronts.
  • Power has been fluctuating on and off but generator is functioning.
  • Winds gusting up to 75mph currently.
  • Second and third floors are safety areas where individuals are located.

Saturday, September 9th @ 10:00pm EDT.

  • All staff is checked-in and all residents are comfortable with families.
  • As of right now, there is light rain, not a lot of wind. Winds are supposed to pick up later tonight and into tomorrow afternoon.

Saturday, September 9th @ 3:20pm EDT.

  • At this time, there is little weather activity. Residents are calm.
  • We are holding regular leadership and staff meetings to review preparedness plans.
  • Maintenance and leadership are making regular rounds.

Friday, September 8th @ 10:25pm EDT.

This evening, Kim Te Brugge, Vice President of Operations for the senior living and health care division for The Goodman Group, participated in a phone call with Florida Governor, Rick Scott. During the call, Gov. Scott provided the following priorities for all senior living communities in Florida.

  • Priority will be made to help assisted living and skilled nursing communities with sourcing fuel after Hurricane for generators.
  • Healthcare providers will be placed as priority for restoring power.
  • Assistance will be available for sites that have mandatory evacuation order to find shelter.
  • Many shelters still have availability if evacuation is needed.

Gov. Scott will be hosting another call tomorrow night with updates, Kim, will be joining the call. The latest updates from the call with Gov. Scott will be posted on this page.

Friday, September 8th @ 2:25pm EDT.

  • Dependent on the circumstance, residents may need to be moved to a higher floor. Ample food, beverages, water, and activities are available at each floor.
  • Additional staff members and volunteers are reporting to work and plan to stay through the events of the storm to ensure the safety, comfort and wellbeing of all residents.
  • Nursing staff is prepared to communicate using battery operated walkie-talkies to ensure we can continue meet residents’ needs.
  • All of the residents’ most current medical records have been printed and are readily accessible in the case of a power outage.
  • We have offered immediate staff members’ families to ride out the storm in the safety of the building in designated family areas.
  • Special accommodations have been made for pets.
  • We have Life Enrichment activities planned for each floor during the duration of the storm should the power go out.

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