Brown, L. M., Hyer, K., Schinka, J., et al. (2010). Use of Mental Health Services by Nursing Home Residents After Hurricanes. Psychiatric Services. 61(1): 74-7.
The authors of this report discuss the findings of their study on the evaluation of pre- and post-hurricane mental health service use in Florida nursing homes. Results indicated that although most nursing homes provided some type of mental health service during normal operations, disaster-related mental health services were not routinely provided to residents. The authors also found that receiving facilities were more likely than evacuating facilities to provide treatment to evacuated residents.