Advocacy Group: LTC Facilities Need To Be Better Prepared for Emergencies

According to a consumer advocacy group, long term care facilities need to have “specified amounts of fuel and supplies on hand as part of a forthcoming regulation on disaster preparedness.” Nursing homes, hospitals and other healthcare facilities have been hit hard by attacks and natural disasters, indicating the need for more comprehensive planning, according to a 120-page proposed emergency preparedness rule issued by the CMS. Consumer advocacy groups have urged the CMS to include “the number of days worth” of fuel and supplies all LTC facilities should have on hand. Some providers are against the proposed rule, saying that the cost of compliance is financially burdensome for some facilities.

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