A fire in a Russian nursing homes claimed the lives of 23 of its residents. Nursing homes in the United States are required to install automatic sprinkler systems over the course of the next five years per orders from the Centers For Medicare. Further, nursing homes must have an operable, battery powered smoke alarm in each room. Hopefully, these fire prevention tools will help ensure the safety of nursing home residents.
Recent Nursing Home Abuse Blog posts on nursing home fires: