FPL On Nursing Home Deaths: "We Know The Facility Did Have Power"

FPL On Nursing Home Deaths:

Police opened a criminal investigation at the Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills, where two elderly residents were found dead at the facility and three later died at a hospital, officials said.

The nursing home also spoke to the emergency operations center in Tallahassee, which notified the nursing home that their FPL fix order would be "escalated".

Detailing the problems identified this week by the Agency for Health Care Administration, member station WLRN reports, "In its complaint, the healthcare agency said that on September 10 the rehab center 'became aware that its air conditioning equipment had ceased to operate effectively.'".

A statement from the nursing home, the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, confirmed that it had a "prolonged power failure to the transformer which powered the facility's air conditioning system as a result of the hurricane".

More than 100 patients at the nursing home were evacuated on Wednesday along with 18 patients from a nearby facility that was cleared due to the criminal investigation, Hollywood officials said. Well, nursing homes and medical facilities have priority in cases like this.

The police commission and Gov. Kenneth Mapp said in a statement Tuesday that reports of widespread looting on St. John and the theft of firearms are also untrue. "It just doesn't seem to be going anywhere and I can't do anything until we get that fuse popped back in".

The deaths came as people trying to put their lives back together in hurricane-stricken Florida and beyond confronted a multitude of new hazards in the storm's aftermath, including tree-clearing accidents and lethal fumes from generators.


Like many places in South Florida, the nursing home has been without power since being whipped by tropical storm winds with hurricane gusts on the edge of Hurricane Irma.

The death toll from Irma stood at 81 yesterday, with several hard-hit Caribbean islands including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands accounting for more than half of the fatalities. But two new cases of carbon monoxide poisoning from temporary generators made clear that dangers remained almost a week after the powerful storm hit.

Most of the deceased were treated for respiratory distress, dehydration and heat-related issues.

The state has also made urgent efforts to protect its vulnerable elderly residents after a string of nursing home deaths.

The federal scorecard, however, gave an "above average" rating to The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills for staffing. Many communities are still cleaning up or without power or air conditioning. The facility was bought at a bankruptcy auction two years ago after its previous owner when to prison for Medicare fraud, according to news reports at the time of the sale.

On Tuesday 6.8 million people remain without power in the steamy-late summer heat - about a third of Florida's population. Florida Power and Light says it provided power to at least part of the system. He toured a Houston shelter housing hundreds of displaced people and walking streets lined with soggy, discarded possessions. Our emergency plan included providing generators, additional staffing, ample supply of food and medications to our centers as well as twice daily calls with our Administrators and managers to ensure their centers were being run smoothly and supported 24 hours a day. And that's what we work with the counties, for them to help identify those facilities.

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