Disaster Preparedness

Senate committee releases unfavorable report on nursing home emergency preparedness

Compiled by the Democratic members of the Senate Committee on Finance, the report — titled “Sheltering in Danger” — specifically looked at operators’ responses to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in 2017.

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PA nursing home residents evacuate due to tornado

Meteorologist Mike Griffin of the National Weather Service office in Cleveland said the EF-2 twister packing winds up to 115 mph struck Rolling Fields Elder Care Community in Conneautville.

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Nursing homes residents, staff face tough decision with hurricane

At Trinity Grove, a 100-bed skilled nursing facility in Wilmington, North Carolina, residents will be riding out Hurricane Florence — despite widespread evacuations triggered by the Category 3 storm, which could potentially deliver a historic blow to the Carolinas.

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Extreme heat, broken HVAC lead to nursing home evacuation

Residents at Inglemoor Rehabilitation and Care Center in Englewood were exposed to the sweltering heat Monday when the air conditioning went down.

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

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. 

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California senior care home lacked generator in emergency, attorney states

Oakmont Senior Living, which operated Villa Capri, revealed the absence of a generator in pretrial discovery responses, said San Francisco attorney Kathryn Stebner.

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Florida Gov. signs generator bill into law

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.

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

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.

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Clean air helps Brookdale residents shelter in place during wildfires

Proactive attention to air purification helped 22 facilities harbor safely during the emergency.

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Deer crashes into nursing home

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

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