Hurricane Katrina - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Hurricane Katrina

Betty Norman, BSN, MBA, CPHRM

Organizational issues to consider in disaster planning

Just as Hurricane Katrina prompted discussion about emergency preparedness in 2005, Superstorm Sandy has re-ignited talks in the senior living communities about their ability to respond to disasters. When storm surges hit New York City last October, about 6,000 people were evacuated from various healthcare facilities, including nursing homes and adult day facilities.

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