Following the deaths of eight elderly patients who spent three days in a smoldering hot nursing home, Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered nursing homes and assisted living facilities Saturday to obtain generators and the fuel necessary to run them within 60 days.
Nursing Home Where 8 People Died Had Emergency Plan with Copy-Paste Passages, No Mention of Air Conditioning
When the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills submitted its 43-page emergency management plan to county administrators in July, it included details on how the home would maintain clean linen, distribute canned food and ensure residents had access to hand sanitizers. It made no mention of how residents would be kept cool if the home’s power was lost. That was a tragic oversight…
Nearly three weeks before eight elderly patients died in a Hollywood nursing home, Florida regulators lifted a ban on new patients at the owner’s other facility in Miami that earlier was cited for serious health and safety violations, records show…
An American horror story unfolded at a South Florida nursing home this week when eight residents died in sweltering, un-air-conditioned conditions — even though a hospital was directly across the street.
While a vast majority of the state’s assisted living facilities have power, 193 are using generators, 182 have reported being closed, and 177 reported post-storm evacuations, according to a news release from state health officials.
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities that lost power during Hurricane Irma are being evacuated throughout Florida.
Two months after 12 elderly people died of insufferable heat at a nursing home in Hollywood — a tragedy officially ruled homicide — it might seem beyond belief that anyone would object to a bill of rights for residents in long-term care.
Caregiver arrested for “gross sexual imposition” of three nursing home residents and “pandering obscenity involving a minor.”
Florida inspector charged with bribery in Medicare fraud case.
In September, a new state law takes effect that will make it more difficult for nursing homes cited for serious repeat violations to avoid hefty fines from regulators.