Florida governor orders removal of nursing home from Medicaid after 8 died

Florida governor orders removal of nursing home from Medicaid after 8 died”

There's also a lot of finger pointing.

Several homes, businesses and facilities lost power after the deadly hurricane but the consequences at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hill, which is a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, were the most deadly. There was no air conditioning.

Bendetta Craig, whose 87-year-old mother was among dozens of patients safely removed from the centre said the deaths were entirely "unnecessary".

CareOne serves thousands of seniors every day. And there was no power.

Florida Power and Light says it will restore power in the eastern part of the state by September 17, but customers in western Florida will have to wait until September 22. "Unfortunately, emergency services were called obviously too late".

Ms Craig said nursing home staff had assured her before the storm that they were prepared to shelter residents safely through the hurricane and were equipped with generators, food and other necessary supplies.

MIAMI — Florida's post-Irma recovery picked up momentum Friday as power outages dropped and schools made plans to reopen. "But the first responders and the Coast Guard, and to all of the people. all of the people that worked so hard have done an A-plus job", Trump said. There are 683 nursing homes in Florida with more than 84,000 beds, according to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, which licenses and regulates these facilities. It didn't happen with these people.

"We've been calling and calling".

Orange County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jeff Williams told The Associated Press a deputy responded to the the home following a 911 call from what sounded like a juvenile.

Gov. Rick Scott called on Florida emergency workers to immediately check on all nursing homes to make sure patients are safe, and he vowed to punish anyone found culpable in the deaths.

Asked what she'd like to say to the facility's owner, Craig said, "We coming for you".

SHAPIRO:.Lots of people did.

Ohio's FirstEnergy among them, according to a news release from the company. "While our center did not lose power during the storm, it did lose one transformer that powers the air conditioning unit".

PINA: (Laughter) That's what I just said. To all our friends in Florida, they've graciously invited you to eat at the hotel's location of BLT Prime.

SHAPIRO: What have you been able to learn about the history of this facility?

PINA: Like 110 to 115 degrees. "It should be. We know this is coming, and it's a week away and you need to be moving these people out", he said.

PINA: Well, when I walked in, it was terribly hot like hell. That is what we were trying to help prevent, but our offers for help went unanswered and people were hurt.

The thing is, as of yesterday, it was reporting that everything was OK, that they were using portable air conditioners and fans. The reason they were calling Scott was they were told to call a special cell phone that Scott gave out to healthcare executives saying they should call if there are any problems.

SHAPIRO: How long has your mother lived there? He added that "I don't know what he's going to do".

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