There's a lot that's unclear in an attempt to cook peppers in Everclear in an assisted living residence last week.
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.
Resident smoking polices mean much more than cleaner air at long-term care facilities. As recent incidents demonstrate, having effective policies for residents - and making sure they are followed - is an important part of a facility's overall fire safety and prevention program.
Ben Franklin warned us that death and taxes are life's only certainties. But if you run a long-term care facility, feel free to add regulations to that list. And it looks like a doozy of a looming requirement may soon have many operators hot under the collar.