Long-term care residents moved to safer ground ahead of Dorian

September 12, 2019

Concerns about wind, rain and destruction expected from Hurricane Dorian meant that more than 380 people were evacuated from North Carolina long-term care centers, according to an article on the North Carolina Health News website.

Two nursing homes had evacuated 93 residents and six assisted living facilities evacuated 291 for a total of 384 residents. No North Carolina hospitals had been evacuated by the afternoon of Sept 5.

Some frail residents took shelter at a specialized medical needs center in Johnston County.

A NC Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson said the agency kept an eye on the effects Hurricane Dorian could have on vulnerable citizens in a variety of settings. 

Read the article.

See the latest posts on our homepage


Share

Topic Area: Safety


Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Before flu season is a good time to review infection control procedures


When it comes to treating contagious and easily transmissible diseases healthcare providers are the first line of defense

10/22/2019

Patient burned in fire at Mich. ER


Fire investigators are looking into the incident and have listed it as suspicious

10/22/2019

New Jersey hospital addresses workplace violence with weapons screening


Virtua Camden emergency department also uses an amnesty box and signage

10/22/2019

Some VA healthcare centers told to improve cleanliness


Inspectors looked at 51 randomly selected VA health facilities across the country

10/22/2019

Blog/Focus: Facility Design

10 reasons why stainless steel products are the best choice for healthcare design teams and facility managers


Stainless steel products provide many functional and health benefits.

10/22/2019





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.