Does Your Nursing Home Have Emergency Power?

Elected officials in Kansas are hoping to require that nursing homes have backup power for heating and cooling during power outages, believing that all nursing homes should have a generator or to be able to get a generator within five hours. Commissioner Pat Collins says commissioners have heard unconfirmed reports that during an ice storm, residents in a local nursing home had to gather around a single heater because no heat was flowing to rooms. The HensonFuerst Nursing Home Abuse team strongly suggests that inquiries be made by residents living in skilled care facilities, or by those persons responsible for their care, if the facility has a backup plan in the event of a power failure.

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