An assisted living operator in Florida is predicting the closure of several assisted living communities there if the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration moves forward with plans to penalize assisted living communities and nursing homes that aren’t in compliance with the Sunshine State’s emergency power plans rule by the end of the year.
Many LTC pharmacies and senior living and care communities again are struggling to ensure that residents’ medication regimens are not interrupted in the event of a natural disaster. If faced with a similar situation, here are eight keys to keep in mind.
A University of South Florida study into evacuation versus sheltering-in-place decisions at assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities in response to hurricanes won’t be complete until 2021, but some things already are becoming apparent to the researchers.
Although Hurricane Dorian was basically a near-miss for Florida, that didn’t stop the Florida Sun Sentinel from running a story that was largely critical of generator-free senior living communities across the state.
Updating the disaster preparedness plan may not be the first order of business that comes to mind when contemplating an affiliation with another organization. But it’s an issue Sioux Falls, SD-based Sanford Health had to confront when Hurricane Dorian recently threatened Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society communities in Florida.
Four former employees of the now-closed Florida long-term care facility where 12 residents died in 2017 after a power outage related to Hurricane Irma knocked out the facility’s air conditioning were charged Monday.