Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Dead At Nursing Home In Florida Following Hurricane Irma

Dead At Nursing Home In Florida Following Hurricane Irma

Near the point of despair, remembering to take her medicine or locating her cane are nearly insurmountable challenges. It also seeks to preserve all records pertaining to air conditioning equipment, hurricane preparation, procedures to monitor patient temperatures and patient transfers.

CareOne serves thousands of seniors every day. And there was no power. "The grid doesn't know business from residential, neighborhood from neighborhood", said Rob Gould, Vice President, Chief Communications Officer of Florida Power and Light.

Broward County is one of several areas in Florida that remains without power. I have a ticket or a claim number, number 4301.

The nursing home was bought at a bankruptcy auction two years ago after its previous owner went to prison for Medicare fraud, according to news reports at the time of the sale. They kept saying, we will get to it; just have patience.

The evacuation included 115 patients from the nursing home and 18 from a nearby behavioral facility. "We've been calling and calling". As a precautionary measure, police are checking the other 42 nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the city of Hollywood, Sanchez said.

"Lots of people cooking on grills due to power loss". And no amount of finger-pointing at state officials or power companies will ever excuse the failure.

"All of France stands side by side with those who lost everything - some even lost their loved ones", he said at the airport at Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, the hub for French relief operations, which were initially hampered by what the Red Cross called "major security problems" in the stricken islands.

Florida Light and Power had yet to visit the site, despite being called repeatedly for several days to fix the air-conditioning.

SHAPIRO: What have you been able to learn about the history of this facility?

PINA: Well, when I walked in, it was terribly hot like hell. That is what we were trying to help prevent, but our offers for help went unanswered and people were hurt. They had them in the hall with little clothing and portable air conditions and fans. The Center also had seven days of food, water, ice and other supplies, including gas for the generator.

SHAPIRO: How long has your mother lived there?

I don't know what happened inside.

As Mitchell waits for news about her sister's recovery, she says she is praying justice is served. Of course it's an older type of building, but it was well-maintained and very caring.

"Walking away from a boat - that is one of my family's main source of income - is very hard to (do), especially when you secure all your property and everything else knowing that you may not see it again", Barr told the TV station this week.

SHAPIRO: And I hope your mother is all right. "We couldn't get any, so thank God we finally got something". "But when you clear the trees and all the debris, it's not much damage to the houses".

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