BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) — In spite of the ice storm that caused road closures and power outages in Baton Rouge, The Hospice of Baton Rouge continued to serve its community.
When disaster strikes, Jeff Williams from The Hospice of Baton Rouge says they are prepared with a plan for a number of natural disasters.
“It’s a balance of making sure that we are still taking care of patients and families but at the same time we have to protect our staff as well,” Williams says.
Icy conditions sometimes make roads impossible to travel, but there is no need to worry that patients will be left out in the cold when travel is not possible for Hospice staff. The organization has an in-patient unit in the hospital and when travel is restricted, they work with EMS to transport patients in need.
“Just because there’s bad weather, doesn’t mean our patients and families don’t have needs,” says Williams.
For more information, visit HospiceBr.org
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