14th death from nursing home hurricane blackout

Nursing home where a dozen died after Irma laid off 245 employees when doors shuttered

Nursing home where a dozen died after Irma laid off 245 employees when doors shuttered

Hollywood, Fla., police spokesperson Miranda Grossman told The Associated Press on Monday that 95-year-old Francesca Andrade has died from ailments suffered when the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills lost power September 10 during the hurricane's passage.

More than 100 patients were evacuated from the home on September 13 after three patients were found dead.

A 13th patient who lived at a Broward County nursing home that lost its air conditioning during Hurricane Irma has died.

The Sun Sentinel reported the layoffs Friday for the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills.

Investigators are seen on September 13, 2017, at a Florida nursing home where multiple people died during Hurricane Irma. Eight patients died September 13, and four others later died.

But in the emergency order suspending the license, the state agency said nursing-home officials failed to properly evacuate residents when conditions became unsafe during the three days without air conditioning.

Police said they are treating the most recent deaths as part of the criminal investigation, unless otherwise advised by the medical examiner's office.

No one has been charged but the incident is being treated as a criminal investigation.

After the deaths, Gov. Rick Scott ordered the state Agency for Health Care Administration, which regulates nursing homes, to stop the home from taking on new residents.

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