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Belinda Vierthaler, LMSW, LACHA

Belinda is a Licensed Master Social Worker and licensed Administrator. She has worked as an Administrator in skilled nursing and assisted living communities and served as the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman under the administrations of Governor Parkinson and Governor Brownback. She developed the Administrator-In-Training program and taught the assisted living operators course at Johnson County Community College. Currently, she is the Director of GERTI and Devlopment, the education branch of Evergreen Living Innovations, Inc.

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About this course

Disasters and emergencies often strike when you least expect it.  Adult care home staff must be educated about the plan.  They also must have access to the plan at all times.  When the emergency arises we often do not remember the plan.  Staff are providing services to residents that are vulnerable, especially in an emergency.  This course will discuss types of emergencies and disasters, other than fires, what to look for, and how to respond. 

  • Define the regulations that govern disaster and emergency preparedness.
  • Describe types of disasters adult care homes may encounter.
  • Explain what to look for to identify the type of emergency and the source.
  • Discuss what the disaster and emergency preparedness plan includes.