Port Arthur Nursing Home Travesty Begs for State Intervention After Hurricane Harvey

When a hurricane strikes, the most vulnerable people are often the poor and especially the elderly. The good news is that a hurricane usually moves slowly. This gives nursing homes, responsible for keeping their clients safe, time to prepare. But some don't.When volunteers showed up at Lake Arthur Place nursing home in the wake of Hurricane Harvey in August, they found 70 residents in a building filled with a foot of water and smelling of urine and feces. Shockingly, according to an investigative report by The Dallas Morning News' Terri Langford and Holly K. Hacker, they were rebuffed by the man in charge. He actually had to be handcuffed by police before volunteers could begin to take the elderly to hospitals and shelters.That is infuriating.  Continue reading...

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