Staff also “continually checked on residents’ well-being” to ensure they were “hydrated and as comfortable as possible”, Carballo said. “But the United States Coast Guard, FEMA, working along with Gov. (Rick) Scott, they’ve really done an incredible job”, adding that “power is being turned on rapidly”, he said. Flood coverage premiums average US$450, providing coverage of $250,000 on the structure and $100,000 for the contents, says the Insurance Information Institute. “We are fully cooperating with all authorities and regulators to assess what went wrong and to ensure our other residents are cared for”. They found three people dead and evacuated 145 people to hospitals, many on stretchers or in wheelchairs, authorities said.
The woman with the camera then goes out into the hallway, where a naked woman who appears to be sleeping or unconscious is slouched on a gurney.
The police and fire departments were called to the nursing home around 4 a.m. Wednesday.
In all, 141 patients were evacuated from the facility.
As investigators gather evidence that could determine whether charges are brought in the deaths of eight residents of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, a timeline of events will be crucial.
The centre said the hurricane knocked out a transformer that powered the air conditioning. As a precaution, Hollywood police officers were checking on the 42 other assisted-living facilities and nursing homes in the area.
“This situation is unfathomable”, he said.
The facility said an official with its parent company made calls on Monday and Tuesday to several state agencies to report the problem. Broward County hadn’t identify this nursing home as a “top-tier, critical infrastructure” facility, he said. Rick Scott has directed Florida’s agency for healthcare administration to remove the rehabilitation center from the Medicaid program.
Trump, standing alongside Scott and other Florida officials, said he knows that “at a certain point it ends for you and we can’t let it end”.
President Donald Trump today said he was “fairly close” to a deal with congressional leaders to preserve protections for young immigrants living illegally in America but he’s insisting on “massive border security” as part of any agreement.
The nursing home has a history of safety violations and citations, including two for not following generator regulations in 2014 and 2016.
A spokesperson for the nursing home did not respond to detailed questions about the events.
Federal law now requires that nursing homes be kept between 71 and 81 degrees and have a backup power source in case of emergency. “Portable A/C units were being used in the facility, but the facility was excessively hot”.
Brent Leathwood, a realtor in Sarasota who is originally from Burlington, Ont., said about 80 per cent of his Canadian customers are fully insured even though tougher building codes after hurricane Andrew have helped to minimize damage.
Paulburn Bogle, a member of the housekeeping staff, said employees fought the lack of air conditioning with fans, cold towels, ice and cold drinks for patients. “Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who were affected”, he added. “If they find that this facility was not meeting the state’s high standards of care, they will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law”.
A warrant has been signed to begin searching the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, which is affiliated with Larkin Community Hospital, and a criminal investigation is underway. “She opened her mom’s windows, and she said, ‘Mom, it’s going to be OK'”.
As Trump passed out food with Pence and the first lady, people thanked them for coming and seemed more interested in selfies than sandwiches. “I just don’t understand it”, she said.
“She was a friend”, Johnson said.
Tremblay, a Quebec City native, said she hopes those without coverage would have put money aside so they can face such a disaster. “They’re probably panicking”, Tremblay said from Deerfield Beach where she holed up during the storm. “She was absolute a true friend”.