Hurricane Harvey

SNF: Rogue volunteers took residents

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A nursing home was fighting allegations it didn't have an evacuation plan in place during Hurricane Harvey.

State News for October 2017

State News for October 2017

At least nine residents of a Florida nursing home died after their facility lost air conditioning following Hurricane Irma, authorities said in mid-September.

Volunteer threatened SNF administrator with gun during Harvey evacuation

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One of the volunteers involved in the controversial evacuation of a Texas nursing home following Hurricane Harvey pulled a gun on the facility's administrator after he resisted their help, according to an account reported on Friday.

Provider gives perfect response to Hurricane Harvey evacuation critics ... and then gets taken to court

Provider gives perfect response to Hurricane Harvey evacuation critics ... and then gets taken to court

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Late last week, I latched onto what I thought — and still think — is a great example of how a provider should respond to a bad public relations incident. We're talking standing up to critics in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Harvey evacuation leads residents' families to take legal action against SNF, administrator

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Relatives of residents of a Texas nursing facility whose volunteer-led Hurricane Harvey evacuation made headlines are taking legal action against the provider.

Nursing home staff were physically restrained as rogue volunteers 'forcibly evacuated' residents in Harvey aftermath, provider says

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A Texas nursing home at the center of a volunteer-run evacuation that was broadcasted live during news coverage of Hurricane Harvey is speaking out to clear up media "misinformation" about the steps it took to protect residents after the facility flooded.

Harvey response brings heartfelt tugs from all of LTC

Harvey response brings heartfelt tugs from all of LTC

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Amid the massive amount of tragic news related to Hurricane Harvey, there also have been many ways long-term care stakeholders have risen to the challenge. The list includes providers as well as the volunteers and suppliers who enable them to take care of those in their care.

CMS suspends surveys, allows providers to exceed bed capacity in states hit by Hurricane Harvey

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is extending some flexibilities for Medicare providers in Texas and Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Administrator Seema Verma said on Saturday.

Out of the bad we shall find good

Out of the bad we shall find good

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"Out of the bad we shall find good." That sounds kind of biblical, doesn't it? But I didn't hear it while sitting in a pew on a Sunday. It came from a resolute skilled nursing manager I was talking with a while back.