Tag: emergency prep

Florida Governor warns that SNFs and ALFs have “no excuse” if caught unprepared for Hurricane Michael

Last year, Hurricane Irma knocked out power to a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida. Without a functioning generator, 14 residents died. According to CBS News, Gov. Rick Scott is warning facilities to prepare in order to avoid a similar tragedy: “If you’re responsible for a patient, you’re responsible for the patient. Take care of them,” […]

California governor signs ALF emergency preparedness bill

A measure designed to boost emergency preparedness for assisted living communities was recently signed by California Governor Brown and will take effect January 1, 2019. The measure, (AB 3098) will require: • Initial and annual training on emergency preparedness plan for all staff • Drills, at least quarterly, under varied emergency situations, for each shift […]

Seniors among most vulnerable during Hurricane Harvey

The following is from Home Health Line. For more news and information on home health and hospice, visit homehealthline.decisionhealth.com. As Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and the flood waters rose, vulnerable seniors were among those most in need of help. Images of nursing home residents in Dickinson, Texas stranded in flood waters were widely circulated during […]