Senior Living and Storm Season: Why Natural Gas Generators Are the Way to Go
Jonathan Perlman, founder of Tradition Senior Living in Houston & Dallas, TX.
Tradition Senior Living
December 20, 2023

As storm seasons become unpredictable and extreme, ensuring the safety and well-being of seniors in senior living communities is paramount. With excessive heat waves and hurricane threats becoming more frequent, the ability to rely on a generator for uninterrupted electrical supply has emerged as a crucial amenity. Here, we will explore the importance of natural gas generators in senior living communities, highlighting five key reasons why they are essential for the comfort, security, and peace of mind of residents and their families.


Reliable Power Supply during Outages

When severe storms strike, power outages can be a common occurrence leaving communities vulnerable to discomfort and potential dangers. However, senior living communities equipped with natural gas generators provide residents with an unparalleled advantage. Natural gas generators offer a reliable and continuous power supply so that essentials such as lighting, climate control, and medical equipment remain operational, even during extended outages. This uninterrupted power flow helps alleviate stress and ensures the safety of seniors, providing them with a comfortable and secure living environment.


Enhanced Safety and Security

During storm seasons, the risks of power outages are often accompanied by heightened safety concerns. With limited access to electricity, security systems may become compromised, leaving residents vulnerable to intrusions or emergencies. In contrast, senior living communities with natural gas generators offer enhanced safety and security measures. These generators can power essential security systems, including surveillance cameras, door locks, and emergency lighting, ensuring the ongoing protection of residents and providing peace of mind to both residents and their families.


Climate Control and Temperature Management

Extreme heat waves during storm seasons, especially in Texas, can pose significant health risks to seniors, making climate control and temperature management crucial in senior living communities. Natural gas generators enable consistent operation of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, maintaining a comfortable indoor environment. This is particularly important for seniors, as they are more susceptible to heat-related illnesses and require adequate cooling or heating to stay safe and healthy. By prioritizing natural gas generators, senior living communities demonstrate their commitment to the well-being and comfort of their residents, offering a reliable solution to combat extreme temperatures.


Medical Equipment Reliability

Many seniors rely on medical equipment for their health and well-being. Power outages can disrupt the operation of life-sustaining devices and hinder the timely administration of medications. By having natural gas generators in place, senior living communities ensure uninterrupted power supply to medical equipment, guaranteeing the continuity of essential healthcare services. This invaluable feature provides peace of mind to residents and their families, now that critical medical devices will function flawlessly, regardless of external circumstances. The presence of natural gas generators demonstrates the community’s commitment to the health and safety of its residents, attracting seniors seeking reliable and comprehensive healthcare support.


Community Engagement and Peace of Mind

Senior living communities are not just about physical amenities; they are vibrant communities that foster social engagement and emotional well-being during storm seasons. The anxiety and stress associated with power outages can have a profound impact on residents. By investing in natural gas generators, senior living communities prioritize the emotional well-being of their residents and their families. The presence of these generators ensure that community activities, entertainment, and communication systems continue uninterrupted, fostering a sense of normalcy and providing peace of mind to residents. This commitment to community engagement and residents’ quality of life sets senior living communities that have natural gas generators apart, creating an environment where seniors can thrive.

In the face of storm severity and power outages, senior living communities equipped with natural gas generators stand as beacons of reliability, safety, and comfort. The ability to provide an uninterrupted power supply ensures that essential services, medical equipment, and security systems remain operational, safeguarding the well-being and peace of mind of residents and their families. By prioritizing natural gas generators, senior living communities demonstrate their commitment to creating a secure and comfortable environment for seniors, making them an essential feature to consider when searching for the perfect senior living community.


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Today, Tradition retirement communities provide beautiful interiors—with antiques and crown moldings—as well as fine dining, a fitness center, a constant flow of social activities, and programs that foster mental and physical health. Each community is part of a continuum of care, including Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care. The Tradition is currently operating in five locations: two in Dallas, two in Houston, and one in Fort Worth.

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