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Louisiana Yanks Nursing Home Licenses After 7 Residents Die Amid Hurricane Ida

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Officials in Louisiana have pulled licenses for seven nursing homes across four parishes after residents from them were taken to a warehouse ahead of Hurricane Ida and subjected to what officials say were substandard conditions. Over 800 residents were taken to the Tangipahoa Parish warehouse. Seven died, and over a dozen others required hospital care. “All of these nursing facilities clearly failed to execute their emergency preparedness plans to provide essential care and services to their residents,” Dr. Courtney Phillips, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, said in a statement. The plans were appropriate but were not followed, Jennifer Avegno, director of the New Orleans Health Department, told reporters in Orleans Parish on Tuesday. Officials say the level of care for the residents plummeted after the hurricane struck on Aug. 29. But the owner of the homes, instead of asking for help, “was orchestrating a campaign with the goal of preventing …

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