Elder Care in Harvestland. Great Harvest Public Health Department Council in Geriatric Care. Overview. Poor standards exist in nursing homes Key issues and concerns Solutions for better emergency preparedness. Message # 1.
Great Harvest Public Health Department
Council in Geriatric Care
Elder care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities inadequate in addressing needs of elders…
especially in times of emergency
(Source: CNN News (9/13/05)
A majority of people killed by Hurricane Katrina were older residents unable or unwilling to evacuate in the rising floodwaters
facilities have consistent staff/patient ratio
a plan of action
each day from nurses aides
a day of care from registered
Staff turnover is extremely high and is a contributing factor
Results from a recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services study revealed understaffing contributes to increased patient incidences of:
Comprehensive policies and procedures, such as emergency evacuation, must be established and practiced.
Mandatory accreditation for nursing care homes and assisted living facilities in excess of those established by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
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