Disaster Planning for Nursing Facilities
A series of hurricanes in the late summer and fall of 2017 have laid bare the inadequacy of disaster planning in most nursing facilities. Twelve people died in Florida after the air conditioning failed in their nursing home. A photo of nursing home residents in Texas sitting in several feet of water awaiting rescue shocked the nation. We released an issue brief offering seven recommendations for federal state and local governments to ensure the safety of nursing home residents in emergency situations.