The 93-year-old man died Tuesday, a week after evacuating from an overheated Florida nursing home.
The Florida nursing home where eight patients died days after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning says it contacted a special number cell phone number Gov. Rick Scott had given them 36 hours before the first death asking for assistance, CBS Miami reports.... Show More Summary
They will require nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have generators that can keep comfortable temperatures for four days after power loss.
The South Florida nursing home where eight seniors died this week said it called Florida Gov. Rick Scott's phone.
About 1.5 million homes and businesses in Florida and Georgia remained without power on Friday after Hurricane Irma, including 46 of Florida's nearly 700 nursing homes caught in the deadly storm's path. Irma, which ranked as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record before striking the U.S. Show More Summary
The home said it had called the power utility repeatedly after its air-conditioning went out, and was assured that help was on the way.
Authorities said one of the eight victims died on Tuesday and had a “do not resuscitate order” leading no one at the facility to call 911. It wasn’t until Wednesday at 3 am when the fire department got the first of several 911 calls...
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. ? Almost every night, Jacqueline Ventura makes the five-minute drive from her house to the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills to see her mother, who is 82 and has dementia.
Some are questioning whether a new rule on temperature control, soon to take effect, should be strengthened after eight residents died in a center without air-conditioning.
Following the deaths of eight Florida nursing home residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, experts offer advice on picking a good facility.
Jacqueline Ventura thought her mother was in the safest place she could be during Hurricane Irma. She was wrong.
Federal and state authorities had cited both the facility and the operators of the Florida nursing home where eight died after Hurricane Irma
This week’s tragedy at a Florida nursing home, where eight people died in the wake of Hurricane Irma, brought to light how the Trump administration is aiming to make it harder for seniors and their families to hold nursing homes accountable. Family members of the people who died at the Hollywood, Florida, nursing home are […]
The Rehabilitation Center never lost power — but a transformer that drove its air conditioning unit was knocked out, leaving residents vulnerable to the heat and humidity.
Too many patients and not enough nurses, CNA’s or other care givers to properly treat them. Patients crying for assistance from too few staff. Tragically, patients die or are critically ill because someone wanted to maximize the profit line. Show More Summary
The horrific deaths of eight seniors at a south Florida nursing home has sparked a statewide check of the state’s elderly.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Emergency workers around hurricane-scarred Florida worked to make sure elderly residents were safe, evacuating multiple assisted-living facilities, after eight people died in a sweltering nursing home that lost its air conditioning in the storm.
Hurricane-scarred Florida warily eyed the fate of its most vulnerable residents and emergency workers were urged to immediately check on those in nursing homes after eight people died in a … Click to Continue »
Elderly residents perish in the sweltering Florida heat after power outage halts air conditioners in care home.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Reuters) - Eight elderly patients died after being left inside a stifling South Florida nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma, officials said on Wednesday, prompting a criminal investigation that has compounded a mounting loss of life from the storm.