Life Safety and Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies Found at 18 of 20 Texas Nursing Homes

During our onsite inspections, we identified deficiencies in areas related to life safety or emergency preparedness at 18 of the 20 nursing homes that we audited. Specifically, we found 235 deficiencies with life safety requirements related to building exits and smoke partitions, fire detection and suppression systems, hazardous storage areas, fire drills and smoking policies, and electrical equipment and elevator inspection and testing. We found 55 deficiencies with emergency preparedness requirements related to written emergency plans, emergency supplies and power, emergency communications plans, and emergency plan training. As a result, residents at the 18 nursing homes were at increased risk of injury or death during a fire or other emergency.

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Source: Life Safety and Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies Found at 18 of 20 Texas Nursing Homes / U,S, Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General

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