Florida Sets Emergency Generator Rules for Nursing Homes

Remigio Civitarese
Settembre 17, 2017

Hollywood Police Chief Tom Sanchez said a criminal investigation has been opened up into the deaths of the residents, but did not offer any further details.

Statewide, 64 nursing homes were still waiting Thursday for full power, according to the Florida Health Care Association. Another 18 patients in an adjacent behavioral health facility also were evacuated. But - and when the air conditioning went out in - at that nursing home in Florida, they had those alternative sources. "Portable (air-conditioning) units were being used in the facility, but the facility was excessively hot".

"FDLE has been on site providing assistance and will continue to provide any assistance requested by the Hollywood Police Department's criminal homicide investigators", Schenone added. It is rated "below average" on the Medicare website, which evaluates facilities based on performance in inspections, staffing and quality measures.

Six people are dead after Hurricane Irma knocked out air conditioning at a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, according to ABC affiliate WPLG. Florida has about 680 nursing homes providing shelter to around 73, 000 residents and out of them, around 150 facilities are now devoid of full power supply.

Police responded and made a decision to evacuate. The complaint also seeks to protect all records pertaining to air conditioning equipment, hurricane preparation and procedures to monitor patients.

Three bodies were found on the second floor.

In response to Defede's report, FPL released a statement that said the facility was supposed to have an operational generator.

"Most of the patients have been treated for respiratory distress, dehydration, & heat- related issues", doctors said during a news conference. "Every facility that is charged with caring for patients must take every action and precaution to keep their patients safe".

"It's not just the boats that are ending up in mangroves", said Captaid David Dipere, "Boats are coming up on land, washing ashore, and in a lot of these instances, people either took their personal belongings away or they've been washed away from Irma".

"If they find that this facility was not meeting the state's high standards of care, they will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law", Scott's statement said.

Florida residents who evacuated ahead of the storm were facing lengthy traffic jams, meanwhile, as they returned to check out their homes after days in shelters or with friends or family.

"We took part in emergency management preparedness calls with local and state emergency officials, other nursing homes and health regulators", he said.

Almost 2.7 million homes and businesses - about one in four buildings - are still without power in Florida. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in Florida a year ago by about 1 percentage point.

There are still ten million people suffering from power failures in the city of Florida, Georgia and Carolinas.

Days after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida, causing widespread destruction, and killing at least 23 people in Florida and nearby states, President Donald Trump will visit the state on Thursday Sept. 14.

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