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Report: Florida Nursing Home Temperatures After Irma Reached Sweltering Level

Florida regulators say temperatures rose to 99 degrees (37 Celsius) in a sweltering nursing home under investigation for the deaths of 12 residents after Hurricane Irma. A Sun Sentinel report says a document filed by the Agency for Health Care …

Tennessee Fines Nursing Home $50K For Patient Deaths

Tennessee state inspectors found widespread neglect resulting in patients’ deaths at a nursing home that has been fined $50,000, the most of any such penalty ever imposed. The Commercial Appeal cites the inspection in a Wednesday report. In addition to …

Florida Nursing Home to Congress: Patient Deaths After Hurricane Irma Not Staff’s Fault

A Florida nursing home under investigation for the deaths of 13 patients after Hurricane Irma says in a letter to Congress that staff members did everything possible but couldn’t overcome a lack of power to the central air conditioner. In …

Court Sides with Florida Nursing Homes in Emergency Generator Battle With Gov

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s push to force nursing homes to add generators in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma could be blocked after a judge ruled there was no pressing danger that justifies the order. Scott called for the rules after …

Florida Irma-Related Nursing Home Deaths Climb to 14

Two women who lived at a Florida nursing home that lost air conditioning during Hurricane Irma have died, bringing to 14 the number of fatalities linked to the home. Cecilia Franco, 90, and Francesca Andrade, 95, died from ailments suffered …

12th Nursing Home Resident Dies After Hurricane Irma-Related AC Outage

A 12th patient has died after being taken from an overheated Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning during Hurricane Irma, officials confirmed on Friday. Dolores Biamonte, 57, died Thursday night, according to a statement from the Broward County …

Scott Issues Emergency Order to Florida Nursing Homes After 11 Patient Deaths

After 11 nursing home residents died in the sweltering heat of hurricane-induced power outages, Florida’s nursing home industry is now on a collision course with Gov. Rick Scott. Days after Hurricane Irma ravaged the state, Scott used his emergency powers …

Florida Suspends License of Nursing Home After 9th Patient Dies

Florida officials have suspended the license of a nursing home that had nine patients die after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning. The Agency for Health Care Administration said Wednesday that it suspended the license of the Rehabilitation Center …

What Went Wrong at Florida Nursing Home Where 8 Residents Died

The first 911 call from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills didn’t sound ominous: A nursing home patient had an abnormal heartbeat. An hour later, came a second call: a patient had trouble breathing. Then came the third call. A …

8 Patients Killed in Florida Nursing Home After Irma-Related Power Outages

Eight patients at a sweltering nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning, raising fears about the safety of Florida’s 4 million senior citizens amid power outages that could last for days. Hollywood Police Chief Tom Sanchez …