Each summer, there are reports of skilled nursing home (SNF) residents that are subject to extreme heat due to broken air conditioners. One of the more recent incidents took place in May 2013. Thankfully, the nursing home involved in the situation took immediate action by strategically placing fans and portable air conditioners. Quick action is essential when a nursing home’s air conditioning system breaks down causing a heat emergency.
There are two main reasons skilled nursing homes must take immediate action when there is an air conditioning failure causing a heat emergency.