Cassie Morris, the assistant director of nursing at Mayfield Health and Rehab, the top manager on site at the time, presciently led a practice drill just hours before a major twister hit. That and other...
Nursing home residents step up to help other facilities impacted by tornado outbreak
Feb 24, 2022
Two New Hampshire nursing home residents are helping the victims of a Midwestern tornado outbreak get back on their feet one fundraiser at a time.
Fast-acting staff reduced death toll at nursing homes struck by tornadoes
Dec 14, 2021
The quick thinking by a 57-year-old licensed practical nurse and her co-workers at an Arkansas nursing home during a deadly tornado Friday night likely saved the lives of dozens of residents, leaders said.
Floods force evacuations in NE, OK facilities
May 12, 2015
Several long-term care facilities across Oklahoma and Nebraska were damaged by flash floods after severe weather and high winds tore through the nation’s midsection last weekend, forcing resident...
Feds seek tornado shelters for residents
May 01, 2014
The deadly tornado that destroyed a Missouri nursing home three years ago showed that long-term care facilities need to have specially designed shelter areas, says a recently released government report.
Preparation key in preventing fatalities at Texas nursing home hit by a tornado
Apr 05, 2012
The lack of major injuries or fatalities at a Texas nursing home during a deadly tornado Tuesday reflects the hours spent preparing for such an event, officials said.
Tornado-stricken community calls for nursing home ‘safe rooms’
Jul 19, 2011
Two months after a tornado demolished Greenbriar Nursing Home in Joplin, MO, — and much of everything else around it — members of the community have called for the inclusion of storm shelters in nursing...
Mentally ill need more consideration in disaster preparedness efforts, researchers say
May 26, 2011
When planning disaster-response programs, organizers often overlook the needs of individuals with mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, addiction and bipolar disorder, bioethicists say.
Nursing home residents dead after Missouri tornado
May 25, 2011
At least 10 nursing home residents and one employee were killed in a Sunday tornado that hit Joplin, MO. The storm killed at least 117 people, and may have caused up to $3 billion in insured losses to...