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Deer crashes into nursing home

November 16, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

A deer visited a Bronx nursing home, causing panic for residents, staff and the deer.

Ready for anything

November 16, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
blog

As the new CMS emergency planning regulations go into effect this month, a crisis-filled 2017 has already given many states multiple reasons to be ready for anything.

Florida AL chain under investigation for charging residents a hurricane fee

October 24, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

The state’s long-term care ombudsman office is investigating claims that the provider charged its Florida residents a special surcharge because of the storm.

Disaster plans: perfect on paper

September 19, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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The criminal investigation into the eight South Florida nursing home deaths following Hurricane Irma is prompting a larger look at how long-term care facilities prepare—and practice—for natural disasters.

South Florida pharmacy fills meds ahead of Hurricane Irma

September 8, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Progressive Care Inc. has delivered more than 3,000 prescriptions this week to ensure patients have medications during the storm. 

How Holiday Retirement is bracing for Hurricane Irma

September 8, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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An executive at the senior living provider shares what they’ve learned about emergency preparedness and what they’re doing before Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall in Florida.

Florida Argentum: Preparatation checklist and resources

September 8, 2017  |  Florida Argentum
news

Florida's Argentum chapter urges senior living providers to take Hurricane Irma seriously and offers resources to help them prepare.

5 must-haves for emergency preparedness planning

September 6, 2017  |  Martie Moore
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New CMS regulations are an opportunity for providers to write policies and practice procedures that can prepare staff for the unexpected. 

Assisted living residents rescued by power of social media

August 28, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
article

When the image of elderly residents trapped in waist-deep flood water made its rounds on Twitter, many people initially thought it was fake.

Texas nursing homes brace for Hurricane Harvey

August 25, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

Senior living communities in the path of the storm are implementing their emergency preparedness plans and moving residents ahead of the landfall, expected late Friday night.

4 dead in Ohio nursing home shooting

May 12, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
news

Two nursing home employees and the town’s police chief are among those killed.

CMS' new emergency preparedness rules

March 15, 2017  |  Stan Szpytek
blog

The clock is ticking on compliance with the new CMS emergency preparedness requirements. Safety expert Stan Szpytek breaks down the new regs and explains why your current assessments and training probably aren't going to be enough.

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