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Flooded Nursing Home's Residents in Viral Photo Doing Fine
September 1, 2017 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
The nursing home residents who appeared in a now-viral photo showing them submerged in waist-deep water in a Dickinson, Texas, assisted-living center have been relocated to a nearby facility and a hospital, according to an article on the AP News website.
The National Guard rescued 20 people Sunday from the Hurricane Harvey-affected La Vita Bella facility Sunday about three hours after the photo was shared on Twitter.
The facility owner had made arrangements to evacuate the residents, but local authorities told her to stay put, according to the article.
“The nursing home had to follow protocol because it’s a big ordeal to evacuate it,” a resident's relative said. “These ladies are on wheelchairs and most of them on oxygen.”
This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, FacilitiesNet. For about hospital campuses and other medical facilities, visit https://www.facilitiesnet.com/healthcarefacilities.