Lessons of the past inform care for elderly residents as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida

As Hurricane Dorian approached the United States, the Washington Post quoted Aging Studies Professor Kathryn Hyer in a story on Sept. 2 about lessons of past hurricanes. Hyer described the results of research into the effects of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Ike on nursing home residents, explaining that the hurricanes increased the health risks to all residents, whether they sheltered in place or were evacuated, but the risks were greater for those who were evacuated.