There was an air of relief to Tuesday afternoon’s coverage of a mass shooting in Half Moon Bay, CA, particularly as it emerged that this brutal attack was likely an incident of workplace violence.
Climate threats grow but many nursing homes don’t know: Yale
Jessica R. Towhey
Jan 11, 2023
Two new studies on wildfire and hurricane-related flooding threats to nursing homes demonstrate a need to bolster emergency preparedness in a sector where many leaders may be unaware of evolving weather-related...
Recovery and restoration: Critical emergency planning components
Dec 13, 2022
Long-term care providers around the nation achieved significant levels of proficiency in managing emergencies and disasters during the past few years. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...
Think like an incident commander
Nov 14, 2022
If there is anything that the last several years have taught long-term care providers about managing emergencies and disasters, it’s that strong leadership is a critical operational component to help...
Among the risks: upticks in instances of workplace violence and ransomware attacks, as well as ongoing fall risks from a notable increase in the use of antipsychotics.
The elephant in the room: Are you prepared for the next emergency?
Sep 30, 2022
Historically, emergency preparedness programs in long-term care facilities have been less prioritized, with facilities understandably focusing on patient care and operations. But with the pandemic...
LTC emergency management refresher: NHICS is part of the formula for success
Sep 02, 2022
Whether the threat is an inbound hurricane, fast-moving wildfire, massive power failure, active shooter on the loose in the community or any threat to the safety and security of your long term care facility,...
Next nursing home reform target: Emergency preparedness?
Sep 02, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services may soon intensify its reform agenda focus on emergency planning, one of many areas targeted in President Biden’s 21-point nursing home plan unveiled earlier...
Hurricane evacuation plaintiffs settle for $12M — and chance to sue nursing home operator again
Aug 26, 2022
Aggrieved residents and families involved in botched evacuations around Hurricane Ida last year have reached a tentative settlement of $12 million to $15 million with embattled nursing home owner Bob Dean...
Watchdog says not enough nursing homes including emerging infectious diseases in emergency plans
Aug 01, 2022
A federal watchdog agency has called on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to update regulations and “make clear” that nursing homes must include emerging infectious diseases as a risk in...