National Assisted Living Organization Praises Rep. Arcuri for Introduction of the Long-Term Care Life Safety Act of 2009
The Life Safety Act of 2009, will provide funding for long term care communities that need financial assistance to install fire safety equipment
Washington, D.C. –Today, the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) praised Rep. Michael Arcuri (D-N.Y.) for introducing the Long-Term Care Life Safety Act of 2009 (HR 1680), which would provide funding for long term care facilities, including assisted living and residential care communities, that need to retrofit their buildings with fire alarm detection systems and other fire detection and prevention technologies.
“NCAL applauds Rep. Arcuri’s leadership on this bill and for his inclusion of assisted living/residential care communities in the Long-Term Care Life Safety Act,” said David Kyllo, NCAL’s executive director. “While almost all new assisted living facilities are fully equipped with fire sprinkler systems, this bill would help those operators who need financial assistance to retrofit their existing buildings with fire detection and other life safety equipment.”
“Life safety is a priority for NCAL, and we believe that all assisted living communities need effective fire safety systems,” said Kyllo. “We thank Congressman Arcuri for his leadership in introducing this legislation and for his commitment to fire safety in long term care settings. We look forward to working with the Congressman on this issue.”
National Assisted Living Organization Praises Rep. Arcuri for Introduction of the Long-Term Care Life Safety Act of 2009.
The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) represents more than 2,700 not-for-profit and proprietary assisted living and residential care communities dedicated to continuous improvement in the delivery of professional compassionate care and services for the elderly and disabled. NCAL is the assisted living voice of the American Health Care Association.