Are Ohio's Nursing Homes Ready for an Emergency?

December 22, 2015


  • Cassandra Hua
  • Ian "Matt" Nelson
  • Marc Molea

Study Identifies Strengths, Leads to Strategies for Improvement in Ohio Nursing Home Disaster Planning

On any given day in Ohio's nursing homes, there are nearly 78,000 residents with physical or cognitive impairments. This means that nursing homes may be vulnerable during emergencies that require either evacuation or necessitate sheltering in place. A module regarding preparedness and planning in Ohio nursing homes was included in the 2013 Biennial Long-term Care Survey administered by the Scripps Gerontology Center. Findings and implications are discussed.

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  • Aging Network
  • Long-Term Care Facilities