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Nursing Home Disaster Plans Often Faulted As ‘Paper Tigers’

7 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

It does not take a hurricane to put nursing home residents at risk when disaster strikes. Around the country, facilities have been caught unprepared for far more mundane emergencies than the hurricane...

Is This Nursing Home Mogul an Achilles Heel for McCaskill?

As we’ve covered previously, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill (D) is facing a battle to retain her seat in 2018.  In a red state that went for Donald Trump by 19 points, she is vulnerable and her would-be Republican challengers are licking their chops. Show More Summary

Rob Kelley may have fractured rib

Running the ball well is a big reason why the Redskins are heading back to Washington with a 27-20 win over the Rams, but one member of the group that picked up 229 yards on Sunday may be nursing an injury when he returns home. Coach Jay Gruden said after the game, via John Keim [more]

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

'Red flag' calls signaled post-Irma deaths at nursing home

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — The first 911 call from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills didn't sound ominous: A nursing home patient had an abnormal heartbeat.

As McCaskill touts record on seniors, donor and family friend runs troubled nursing homes

On a bright morning in May 2016, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill tweeted a photo of a pink cocktail garnished with mint and a slice of melon. In the background, the … Click to Continue »

Florida Governor Imposes New Rules After Nursing Home Deaths

2 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 deaths: Fla. governor orders facilities to get generators

3 days agoNews : USAToday: News

The order comes after the deaths of eight elderly patients who spent three days in a smoldering hot nursing home during Hurricane Irma.        

'Red flag' calls signaled post-Irma deaths at nursing home

The first 911 call from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills didn't sound ominous: A nursing home patient had an abnormal heartbeat. An hour later, came a second call: a … Click to Continue »

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

3 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.

‘Their Deaths Are the Stuff of Nightmares’

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Our top 10 comments of the week: Readers discuss deaths at a sweltering nursing home, a new universal health care proposal, and cute Wi-Fi network names.

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

3 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.

Nursing home deaths: Owner's other facility faced state ban on new patients

4 days agoNews : USAToday: News

State inspectors found 30 violations at Floridian Gardens in December and the next day issued a moratorium for the elder care home.        

Nursing home that lost patients asked Gov. Scott for ‘immediate assistance’ three times before they died: report

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills is being investigated after eight of the residents of the nursing home died. The power went out due to Hurricane Irma and the heat was so unbearable the fragile elderly people were baking inside. The home staff sent the worst to the hospital across the...

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...

Police obtain search warrant in probe of eight nursing home deaths

4 days agoNews : The Cutline

Police obtained a search warrant on Thursday in their criminal investigation of the deaths of eight elderly patients exposed to sweltering heat inside a Miami-area nursing home left with little or no air conditioning after Hurricane Irma struck. Show More Summary

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

4 days agoNews : 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

4 days agoNews : 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.

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