SNF Turns Therapy Gym Into Makeshift Bedroom To House Residents Evacuated By Hurricane Harvey

August 28, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term care News - A Texas skilled nursing facility jumped from 80 beds to 150 late last week as it welcomed residents from a sister facility evacuating ahead of Hurricane Harvey.  Ninety residents from Gulf Point Plaza in Rockport, TX, near Corpus Christi, were transported roughly 200 miles north on Thursday night to Park Manor Bee Cave, in Bee Cave, TX, just outside of Austin.

The residents were moved far north so hospitals in the southern part of the state could have beds available for patients who may come in during the hurricane.  Park Manor transformed its therapy gym into a space for 14 residents to sleep while they waited out the storm; the rest of the residents would be moved into rooms after staff helped current residents double up.

Director of nursing Johnielle Johnson told ........ CLICK HERE TO READ MORE