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Broward Nursing Home Expands Lawsuit Against State

A Broward County nursing home has expanded a lawsuit challenging moves by Gov. Rick Scott’s administration that effectively shut down the facility after residents died following Hurricane Irma.

The Florida Nursing Home Disaster Could Have Happened Almost Anywhere

Many of America’s roughly 15,600 nursing homes are unprepared for disasters like Hurricane Irma, which recently killed 11 elderly patients in South Florida after the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills lost power. “This could have happened anywhere…”

NPR: The Call-In: Elder Care

We hear from listeners about their decisions about elder care for themselves and parents. And Brian Lee of Families for Better Care talks about what people should know.

EDITORIAL: Next Storm to Approach: Category 5 Politics

Gov. Rick Scott learned quickly how the politics of natural disasters can shift. As Hurricane Irma approached, all the state’s attention focused on him. During daily briefings, Scott looked controlled and in charge. Though the usually impassive governor began flubbing lines after a few days, he still looked good. He looked human, showing the effects of round-the-clock stress.

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