8 residents dead at Florida nursing home left without power after Irma
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Sept. 15, 2017
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8 residents dead at Florida nursing home left without power after Irma
September 14, 2017
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Eight residents of a Florida nursing home have been reported dead of heat-related causes after their facility was left without electricity or air conditioning in the wake of Hurricane Irma, authorities said on Wednesday.
Harvey evacuation leads residents' families to take legal action against SNF, administrator
September 13, 2017
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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
September 11, 2017
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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.
MedPAC considers giving hospital discharge planners bigger role in placing nursing home residents
September 11, 2017
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Almost half of skilled nursing facility residents had five or more higher-quality facilities available in their area that they were not directed to by a discharging hospital, a federal panel shared last week.
State officials didn't verify correction of more than half of SNF deficiencies: report
September 12, 2017
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Health officials in Kansas failed to follow up on 52% of deficiencies identified during nursing home surveys, a federal watchdog said in a report released Monday.
Weekly Roundup
Next week's prize: free McKnight's 5th Fall Online Expo
September 14, 2017
The event of the season is all but here — the 5th Annual McKnight's Online Expo takes place Wednesday. Registration is ongoing and has been brisk for the trio of educational webinars.
The Brighter Side
Dozens of motorcyclists salute veterans with parade to Michigan SNFs
September 13, 2017
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The idea of a motorcycle ride to honor nursing home residents who served in the military first came to Colleen Goldman five years ago as a way to grant the wish of a dying resident.