Use of Mental Health Services by Nursing Home Residents After Hurricanes

Type: Planning and Response
Author: Academic
Year of Publishing: 2010
Description: The authors of this report discuss the findings of their study on the evaluation of pre- and post-hurricane mental health service use in Florida nursing homes. Results indicated that although most nursing homes provided some type of mental health service during normal operations, disaster-related mental health services were not routinely provided to residents. The authors also found that receiving facilities were more likely than evacuating facilities to provide treatment to evacuated residents.
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