The death toll continued to rise Monday, with a 14th patient dying due to terrible heat after Hurricane Irma left a Florida nursing home without air-conditioning. The heat also helped kill the facility itself.
There is no way to sugarcoat what happened last week in Hollywood Hills, FL. Eight skilled care residents died in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Our condolences go out to the victims and their families. But there is another troubling aspect to this that deserves attention. Namely, it's becoming clear that nursing home bashing is in vogue again.
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.
Reactions to medication was the leading cause of allergy-related sudden deaths in the past decade, according to a new analysis.
CDC says fewer people are dying in hospitals, highlighting importance of end-of-life care in nursing homes, hospicesMarch 28, 2013
The number of people dying in hospitals decreased 8% between 2000-2010 even as overall hospitalizations rose, suggesting nursing homes, hospices and home health providers are playing larger roles in end-of-life care. These numbers appeared in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Wednesday.
The idea of consistent assignment and staff retention is central to a key new report on employment and elder care.
It makes me sad to hear others from my profession argue against flu vaccination with statements such as, "I never got the flu and I have never been vaccinated." That is not the point. There is sound evidence that the vaccine is safe, that the vaccine works and it saves lives.