Disaster Preparedness

SNFs may not be able to take on hospital patient overflow during disasters, report on Katrina and Midwest floods shows

SNFs may not be able to take on hospital patient overflow during disasters, report on Katrina and Midwest floods shows

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Disaster preparation plans should not necessarily count on skilled nursing facilities to handle additional patients that hospitals cannot accommodate, according to newly published findings.

Briggs Healthcare and Hytropy.com announce partnership

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Documentation firm Briggs Healthcare and Hytropy.com announced a strategic partnership that will make disaster preparedness and business continuity services available to healthcare facilities of all sizes.

Dozens feared dead after horrific nursing home fire in Quebec

Dozens feared dead after horrific nursing home fire in Quebec

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Five people were confirmed dead and 31 were missing after a fire blazed through a Canadian nursing home built out of wood early Thursday morning.

Nursing home administrators can rise to 'unrealistic expectations' with disaster management, expert says in aftermath of Oklahoma tornado

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One day after a powerful tornado destroyed a hospital and devastated an Oklahoma town, long-term care stakeholders gathered at a disaster preparedness conference organized by the Center for Preparedness Education, a joint endeavor of the Creighton University School of Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Flirting with disaster

Flirting with disaster

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Having once slept through a 6.7-magnitude earthquake, driven blithely through snowstorms and regularly horrified my Kansas-born husband with my lack of knowledge about tornadoes, I am far from an expert on natural disaster planning.

Mentally ill need more consideration in disaster preparedness efforts, researchers say

When planning disaster-response programs, organizers often overlook the needs of individuals with mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, addiction and bipolar disorder, bioethicists say.

Senate aging committee hearing focuses on hurricane, disaster preparedness in nursing homes

Senate aging committee hearing focuses on hurricane, disaster preparedness in nursing homes

The Senate Special Committee on Aging met Wednesday to address the importance of emergency and disaster planning and the need for improved coordination between policy makers and long-term care providers.