Thursday December 18, 2014
This study from the Department of Health and Human Services
(OIG) found that even though most nursing homes met Federal
requirements for written emergency plans and preparedness training
there were many gaps in these plans. These emergency plans lacked
relevant information, including only about half of their tasks on
the CMS checklist. Nursing Homes faced challenges with unreliable
transportation contracts, lack of collaboration with local
emergency management, and residents that developed health problems.
The attachment below contains the entire study from the OIG.
Nursing Home Disaster Prepardness and Response
during Disasters 2007-201.pdf