Shelbourne is telling us this facility will do around 100 calls per year, but the limited data points to 20-30% more. Why won't they give us other data?
Shelbourne operates 6-8 facilities in any given year, and has operated each of them for 2-4 years. which means they have between 12 and 32 facility-years worth of data. However, the application for the Sprainbrook property has a single facility for a single year, what they could submit. Why isn't there more data in the application before the zoning board?
According to 3 different managers of local elder care businesses, the key to understanding the emergency vehicle impact is to compare facilities that do exactly the same thing. Specifically for assisted living, the best set of numbers must come from other strictly assisted living facility with similar occupancy rates, and certainly not ones that have other types of care such as memory, nursing, or other facilities which require trained round-the-clock medical staff. The reason is that those medical staff handle emergency calls from assisted living when they are not utilized by residents requiring more specialized care and this dramatically skews the numbers.