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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
Proactive attention to air purification helped 22 facilities harbor safely during the emergency.
A deer visited a Bronx nursing home, causing panic for residents, staff and the deer.
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.
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.
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.
Progressive Care Inc. has delivered more than 3,000 prescriptions this week to ensure patients have medications during the storm.
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's Argentum chapter urges senior living providers to take Hurricane Irma seriously and offers resources to help them prepare.
New CMS regulations are an opportunity for providers to write policies and practice procedures that can prepare staff for the unexpected.
When the image of elderly residents trapped in waist-deep flood water made its rounds on Twitter, many people initially thought it was fake.
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.
Two nursing home employees and the town’s police chief are among those killed.