Governor Rick Scott of Florida announced new rules on Saturday requiring nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in the state to have generators capable of maintaining comfortable temperatures for at least 96 hours in the event of a power loss.
The governor’s announcement came three days after eight residents of a nursing home in Hollywood, Fla., the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, died when the home lost power to its cooling system in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
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Florida is one of the most popular locations for retirement and as such it is logical that many of the elderly residents would require assistance in cases of emergency. This new rule aims to protect the lives of those most vulnerable in these situations.
On September 22nd, Governor Scott along with top state officials and 500 other attendees will meet for the Nursing Center Emergency Preparedness Summit to educate and discuss the logistics associated with enforcing the new legislation. CORE Construction, known for our expertise in constructing Senior Living and Assisted Living facilities, has been asked to attend and present some detailed logistics and information from the construction perspective.
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