New research from the University of South Florida suggests evacuating nursing home patients before a storm increases the chance of both hospitalization and death.
The study -- which looks at hurricanes -- recommends nursing homes "shelter in place," or not evacuate unless a facility gets flooded or severely damaged.
Health News Florida's Daylina Miller recently spoke with Kathryn Hyer, the director of the Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging at USF, about her research:
You testified recently before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging that evacuating nursing home patients is not always the safest option during events like hurricanes. So what can you tell me about your study?