Evacuations

Hurricane evacuations greatly increase risk of death for nursing home dementia patients, study shows

Hurricane evacuations greatly increase risk of death for nursing home dementia patients, study shows

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Nursing home residents with severe dementia suffered a staggering increase in their mortality rate after evacuations from their facilities ahead of a natural disaster, according to a new study.

Nursing home evacuations kept residents safe from Hurricane Irene

Mandatory nursing home evacuations helped states avert tragedy as Hurricane Irene made its way up the East Coast over the weekend, officials said.