May 27, 2018

Trump to visit hurricane-hit Florida as agents probe nursing home deaths

16 Setiembre 2017, 10:01 | Faron Santos

Trump to visit hurricane-hit Florida as agents probe nursing home deaths

Trump to visit hurricane-hit Florida as agents probe nursing home deaths

Workers at the facility got more portable air conditioners from a nearby hospital, the facility's timeline says.

In Florida, rising temperatures and a lack of power have made it especially hard for seniors and children in the days since Irma.

The home "is now undergoing a criminal investigation from the local authorities, and open investigations from both AHCA (Agency for Health Care Administration) and DCF (Department of Children and Families)".

In addition to the contact between Department of Health officials and the facility outlined in the Governor's release from Wednesday, the Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills reported into the state's facility status monitoring database 17 times since Thursday, September 7th.

"What a price to pay".

Older people can be more susceptible to heat because their bodies do not adjust to temperatures as well as young people.

On his return flight on Air Force One, Trump doubled down on his comments about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and told reporters about a conversation her had the day before with Sen.

"But time and time again, no one came", Defede said. And she was gasping. It said on Tuesday nursing home workers made repeated calls to FP&L, which had not fixed the transformer.

"She was sitting in front of a blower, and she nearly cried", Johnson said of Hibbard.

Official death toll from Hurricane Irma in the U.S. now stands at 24
Official death toll from Hurricane Irma in the U.S. now stands at 24

SHAPIRO: Paint a picture for me of what it was like in the facility when it was 110, 115 degrees with elderly, sick people. The AP also reports that four people in SC and two in Georgia have died.

"(Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills) called this number on three different occasions, they would get a call back from someone at the Emergency Operation Center who would say, 'Okay, we've heard you concern, we're on it, we'll take care of it, ' but nothing happened".

Responding to a question about whether recent hurricanes are changing his views on climate change, President Donald Trump said, "We've had bigger storms than this".

Several gas stations and a hardware store have reopened in the upper Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma. "If there was a need for further care, it was literally feet away", Nova said. The nursing home was evacuated about 6:30 a.m., and four other patients died after being taken to the hospital. The moratorium prevents the facility from admitting any patients until the order is lifted.

Legislation requiring generators at adult living facilities and nursing homes has submitted to bill drafting.

Others investigating include Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration and the Department of Children and Families. "Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who were affected", Carballo said.

Friday afternoon, the state's Agency for Health Care Administration said conditions at the facility present a threat to the safety of residents and it suspended the nursing home indefinitely from taking patients paid for by Florida Medicaid.

"It may be related to a loss of power in the storm", Sanchez said, adding that officers were checking in on 42 other assisted living facilities and nursing homes throughout the city. Randy Katz, medical director for emergency services at Memorial Healthcare System, where about a dozen of the 158 people who were evacuated from the facility were admitted for respiratory distress, dehydration and heat-related issues.

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