‘Red flag’ calls signaled deaths at nursing home
on,” said Frum, who grabbed a colleague and hurried across the street. When they arrived, paramedics were treating a critically ill patient near the entrance. She saw harried staff members trying to get patients into a room where fans were blowing. The center had some electricity, but not enough to power the air conditioning.
The Rehabilitation Center said the hurricane knocked out a transformer that powered the air conditioning. The center said that Florida Power and Light repeatedly promised it would fix the transformer, but the utility did not show up until Wednesday morning. FP&L refused to answer any questions about the case.
Messages left at the Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills nursing home after eight people died at the nursing home.