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9th person dies week after Florida nursing home lost power

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

The 93-year-old man died Tuesday, a week after evacuating from an overheated Florida nursing home.

Nursing Home Called Gov. Scott Before Deaths

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

Florida Governor Imposes New Rules After Nursing Home Deaths

5 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

They will require nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have generators that can keep comfortable temperatures for four days after power loss.

Nursing home where 8 died claims it personally called Fla. gov

5 days agoNews : NY Daily News

The South Florida nursing home where eight seniors died this week said it called Florida Gov. Rick Scott's phone.

About 1.5 million, mostly in Florida, without power in Irma's wake

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

Pleas for Help at Florida Nursing Home Where Heat Took Lives

6 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

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.

New Details Emerge on Florida Nursing Home Deaths During

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...

Florida Nursing Home Was Supposed To Be A Refuge. Then It Became A ‘Death Warehouse.’

last weekNews : The Newsroom

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.

Nursing Home Deaths in Florida Heighten Scrutiny of Disaster Planning

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

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.

Five Tips for Choosing a Reliable Nursing Home

Following the deaths of eight Florida nursing home residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, experts offer advice on picking a good facility.

Florida Nursing Home Was Supposed To Be A Refuge. It Became A ‘Death Warehouse.’

Jacqueline Ventura thought her mother was in the safest place she could be during Hurricane Irma. She was wrong.

Operators of Florida nursing home where 8 died cited for poor care, dubious billing

last weekNews : USAToday: News

Federal and state authorities had cited both the facility and the operators of the Florida nursing home where eight died after Hurricane Irma        

After Florida deaths, Trump administration called out for making it harder to sue nursing homes

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 […]

8 Die At Florida Nursing Home After Irma, Leaving A Host Of Questions

last weekNews : The Two-Way

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.

Was a Florida Nursing Home Tragedy Avoidable?

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

Hundreds of Fla. seniors don't have power as temperatures soar

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The horrific deaths of eight seniors at a south Florida nursing home has sparked a statewide check of the state’s elderly.

Florida nursing home deaths spur efforts to protect 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.

Death of 8 at Florida nursing home sounds alarms after Irma

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 »

8 dead at Florida nursing home in Irma aftermath

Elderly residents perish in the sweltering Florida heat after power outage halts air conditioners in care home.

Criminal probe opens into 8 deaths at Florida nursing home after Irma

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.

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