Hurricane Irma Nursing Home Tragedy

 In Aging

We don’t want to add to the sense of loss and devastation that the loved ones are feeling at the loss of eight residents at a nursing home in Florida. The residents passed away at the nursing home when the facility lost power because of #HurricaneIrma. The electricity went out and the air conditioners weren’t working.

You can read the entire story about how these residents, aged  “71 to 99, died following a prolonged outage of our air conditioning system due to Hurricane Irma.” 

Our hearts go out to the survivors and we urge anyone with loved ones in a nursing home to ask what the evacuation procedure is in the event of a power outage to protect our vulnerable senior citizens.

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