Providing Shelter to Nursing Home Evacuees in Disasters Lessons from Hurricane Katrina
Laditka, S.B., Laditka, J.N., Xirasagar, S., et al. (2008). Providing Shelter to Nursing Home Evacuees in Disasters: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina. American Journal of Public Health. 98(7): 1288-93.
The authors examined nursing home preparedness needs by studying the experiences of nursing homes that sheltered evacuees from Hurricane Katrina. Interviews were conducted with nursing home administrators that sheltered evacuees in four states. Specific supply, medication, medical records, staffing, and mental health issues were identified for targeted attention during planning.
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