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Woman Was Outside Nursing Home 8 Hours Before Dying in Cold

A nursing home resident with dementia and a history of wandering off was outside in temperatures hovering around zero for about eight hours before staff members noticed she was missing and found her dead from hypothermia, a state investigation found.

Nursing Homes Need Improved Emergency Plans. But Who Will Verify Them?

A report by the Florida House’s Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness includes recommendations on how to improve emergency management plans from nursing homes and assisted living facilities. But the recommendations are thin on oversight that would make sure those plans are better verified.