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Extreme heat, broken HVAC lead to nursing home evacuation

July 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Residents at Inglemoor Rehabilitation and Care Center in Englewood were exposed to the sweltering heat Monday when the air conditioning went down.

In-house emergency staff providing all kinds of value to skilled nursing provider

June 26, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Call9, which is based in Brooklyn, N.Y., and embeds paramedics on-site at skilled nursing facilities, partnered with the Archdiocese of New York’s long-term care arm, ArchCare, to bring the emergency services to two of ArchCare’s nursing homes. 

California senior care home lacked generator in emergency, attorney states

June 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Oakmont Senior Living, which operated Villa Capri, revealed the absence of a generator in pretrial discovery responses, said San Francisco attorney Kathryn Stebner.

Florida Gov. signs generator bill into law

March 28, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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After months of legal wrangling and strong feelings on both sides, the state of Florida has finally enshrined its emergency power rules for skilled nursing facilities into law.

Backup power requirement rule for Florida nursing homes expected to be signed

March 7, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Florida’s Legislature has approved a rule requiring backup power sources in the state’s nursing homes, prompted by the deaths of several residents at a sweltering nursing home in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Clean air helps Brookdale residents shelter in place during wildfires

December 19, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Proactive attention to air purification helped 22 facilities harbor safely during the emergency.

Deer crashes into nursing home

November 16, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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