SNFs may not be able to take on hospital patient overflow during disasters, report on Katrina and Midwest floods showsSeptember 05, 2014
Disaster preparation plans should not necessarily count on skilled nursing facilities to handle additional patients that hospitals cannot accommodate, according to newly published findings.
Documentation firm Briggs Healthcare and Hytropy.com announced a strategic partnership that will make disaster preparedness and business continuity services available to healthcare facilities of all sizes.
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.
Nursing home administrators can rise to 'unrealistic expectations' with disaster management, expert says in aftermath of Oklahoma tornadoMay 22, 2013
One day after a powerful tornado destroyed a hospital and devastated an Oklahoma town, long-term care stakeholders gathered at a disaster preparedness conference organized by the Center for Preparedness Education, a joint endeavor of the Creighton University School of Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Having once slept through a 6.7-magnitude earthquake, driven blithely through snowstorms and regularly horrified my Kansas-born husband with my lack of knowledge about tornadoes, I am far from an expert on natural disaster planning.
When planning disaster-response programs, organizers often overlook the needs of individuals with mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, addiction and bipolar disorder, bioethicists say.
The Senate Special Committee on Aging met Wednesday to address the importance of emergency and disaster planning and the need for improved coordination between policy makers and long-term care providers.