Only a Drill: Lewis County General Counts Heads

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One of the big lessons of Superstorm Sandy: when seniors had to be moved out of their nursing homes, it was hard for their loved ones to track them.

So at Lewis County General Hospital Thursday, there was a practice session involving high school students, who simulated conditions like blindness, deafness, Alzheimer's Disease and dementia, while hospital officials did what's neccessary to make sure the "patients" didn't get lost.

Fifteen students participated.

"Should we ever have to evacuate our nursing home or residents in our hospital, if something should happen, we will be able to track them, let their family members know where they are, that they're safe," said Christina Flint, the hospital's marketing director.

Lewis County General has a 160 bed nursing home.

Saturday, October 25, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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