Nursing Home Disaster Plans Often Faulted as ‘Paper Tigers’
September 19, 2017
(Kaiser Health News) – It does not take a hurricane to put nursing home residents at risk when disaster strikes. Around the country, facilities have been caught unprepared for far more mundane emergencies than the hurricanes that recently struck Florida and Houston, according to an examination of federal inspection records. Those homes rarely face severe reprimands, records show, even when inspectors identify repeated lapses. In some cases, nursing homes failed to prepare for basic contingencies.