Disaster Preparedness

Disaster planning workshop a long-term care success

Traditionally, nursing homes and other levels of long-term care have not been involved with disaster planning as part of the community on a broad-based scale. As this bi-annual conference shows, that's no longer the case. Read More »

Meth lab fire in Ohio nursing home spotlights bizarre tactics of producing drug

National safety and security experts say the lab’s presence in a nursing home is part of a larger trend involving the bizarre lengths meth addicts and dealers are willing to go for their drug. Read More »

The essential components of preparedness and compliance

Preparedness and safety are not to be ignored. They determine how successfully an adverse event may be mitigated. And in long-term care communities, disaster training and drills are required. Read More »

Over that hill, a nursing home in ruins

On May 22, an EF-5 tornado carved its way through Joplin, Mo., striking the Greenbriar nursing home with a direct hit. Months later, the affected share their stories. Read More »