I’m here in Florida trying to prepare for this hurricane we are supposed to get as I write this. You know, you can do your best to prepare but as you’re scurrying about, knowing it’s hurricane season,...
Hurricanes hastened the deaths of adults with dementia, study finds
Mar 08, 2023
People with Alzheimer’s and related dementias (ADRD) had higher mortality rates in U.S. counties that had recently experienced a hurricane disaster, investigators report.
Also in the News for Tuesday, Feb. 7
Feb 07, 2023
Strike threat looms in rural New York … Manslaughter trial starts in case of Hollywood, FL, hurricane deaths … These Medicare Advantage firms were most likely to deny prior authorizations … Water...
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...
Public complaints emerge, even as nursing homes exceed hurricane requirements
Oct 14, 2022
In the wake of Hurricane Ian’s devastation and the safe evacuations of thousands of long-term care residents, the Orlando Sentinel this week reported anonymous complaints about post-storm’ conditions...
Also in the News for Tuesday Oct. 11, 2022
Oct 10, 2022
AHCA partners with tech companies to improve LTC electronic health records … Study gives thumbs-up to CDC virtual course on IPC principles and COVID-19 guidance … Tampa healthcare staffing company...
Also in the News for Monday, Oct. 3
Oct 03, 2022
Two county-run nursing homes may come under control of Baptist Homes … LeadingAge starts relief fund for Hurricane Ian victims … State puts out urgent call for nursing home ombudsmen after losing more...
Clinical briefs for Monday, Oct. 3
Oct 03, 2022
Florida’s “deadliest storm” puts LTC providers and home care operators to the test … Assessment expert offers advice on handling the wave of new ICD coding changes … FDA approves much-needed...
Mortality increased for dialysis patients with hurricane exposure
Jul 18, 2022
For patients undergoing maintenance dialysis, hurricane exposure is tied to increased mortality, highlighting the need to safeguard this population, researchers say.
Louisiana officials grilled over botched nursing home evacuation
Sep 27, 2021
Louisiana lawmakers demanded answers from health officials on Friday over the mismanaged nursing home evacuation that left multiple residents dead and resulted in seven facilities having their licenses...