Evacuation

Peppers cooked in hooch lead to facility fire, evacuation

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There's a lot that's unclear in an attempt to cook peppers in Everclear in an assisted living residence last week.

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Updated emergency prep checklist from CMS includes resident tracking procedures

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Long-term care facilities should have written plans for how they will track residents during evacuations, according to an updated emergency preparedness checklist from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

CHUG: Disaster 'insurance' among friends

CHUG: Disaster 'insurance' among friends

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With all the talk of ACOs, bundled payments and creating better relationships, a different kind of provider collaborative recently caught my eye. I can't get it out of my mind.

Mother Nature pummels New York City area yet again, forcing nursing home evacuations

Mother Nature pummels New York City area yet again, forcing nursing home evacuations

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The residents of four New York City-area adult health care facilities, who were not evacuated for Hurricane Sandy, were forced to move Tuesday before a new storm hit the area Wednesday. State and city health officials said three nursing homes and an adult care center in the Rockaways coastal section were being emptied of staff members and more than 600 residents before the nor'easter hit.

National Guard troops evacuate Louisiana nursing home in wake of Isaac

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Louisiana National Guard troops evacuated 112 nursing home residents Wednesday when storm water from Tropical Storm Isaacs threatened to break a levee near the facility.

Coastal nursing homes prepare for Isaac

Coastal nursing homes prepare for Isaac

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LuMarie Polivka-West's voice sounds like it was run over by a lawn mower.