Hurricane season is not over yet, and researchers are calling for more preparations at nursing homes to protect seniors. A study shows hundreds of people in Florida nursing homes likely died indirectly from Hurricane Irma in 2017.
Researchers want to see some changes at nursing homes in Florida before the next big storm.
Searchers at USF and Brown University say care is more difficult after a hurricane. They say it comes down to availability of staff and how long people stay in the nursing home.
An expert we spoke to said seniors are the most vulnerable even when the threat of a hurricane or the coronavirus isn’t looming.
Hurricane Irma hit three years ago, but the memorials and the struggle to recover is still fresh for many in Southwest Florida.
The Naples Senior Center became even more of a necessity for people affected by the storm.