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Depressing HHS study finds gaps continue to exist in nursing home emergency preparedness…they are overall woefully unprepared

Federal regulations require that Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing homes have written emergency plans and provide employees with emergency preparedness training.  According to the study, these plans often lack specific steps such as coordinating with local authorities, notifying relatives or even pinning nametags and medication lists to residents in an evacuation. The net-net of this… the plans may not be worth the paper they are printed on!

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