Several thousand nursing home residents were safely sheltered through Hurricane Katrina. Learn what staff experienced as they courageously braved the dangers and unknowns of the storm and its aftermath.

Emergencies can happen anywhere. The lessons learned from Katrina, during the storm and its protracted aftermath, have universal applicability. The heroism of nursing home staff provides lessons in humanity and courage. The leadership practices that prepared staff to rise to the challenges exemplify the best in leadership, in emergencies and also in daily operations.

This film is a part of the Nursing Home Staffing Project initiated after Hurricane Katrina to address staffing needs of New Orleans area nursing homes. Faculty for the project included Cathie Brady and Barbara Frank of B&F Consulting, and Susan Wehry, MD. Funding was provided by a grant from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, and administered by the Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs.

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