Disaster Management Systems announced a line of solutions for nursing homes and long-term care facilities to meet Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services standards.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) emergency mandates for generators in nursing homes and assisted living facilities was shut down Friday by an administrative law judge, who slammed the rules as “invalid exercises” of the governor’s authority.
An appeals court sided with Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Thursday, upholding his emergency requirements for long-term care facilities to install generators despite providers saying the rule isn’t justified.
The Senate Finance Committee will be scrutinizing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ upcoming emergency preparedness rules for nursing homes in light of recent hurricanes, committee leaders announced Wednesday.
Both of my mothers-in-law live in long-term care communities in Florida. One lives in a place that was excellent about how they communicated with family members before, during and after Hurricane Irma. The other’s facility handled that aspect of care poorly.
The Florida nursing home where eight residents died in the wake of Hurricane Irma has now been cut from the Medicaid program, as questions continue to swirl about the incident’s effect on emergency preparedness and the skilled nursing sector overall.
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.