Comedian W.C. Fields quipped, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit.” It seems that Florida lawmakers need to field his advice as their debate over proposed assisted living reform draws to an unceremonious close. Since 2011, the Legislature has worked on hammering out a reform bill that would tighten assisted living […]
Officials with the Agency for Health Care Administration recently imposed a $2,500 state fine against the Tarpon Point Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for …
The Bluegrass State ranked #1 in nursing home fines last year. Check out what other states round out the top 10.
Families for Better Care and 1199 Service Employees International Union convened a joint press conference denouncing cutbacks by nursing homes medical supply shortfalls in nursing homes.
Families for Better Care published its second annual state-by-state nursing home report card and found that Texas is America’s worst nursing home state (again) while Rhode Island grabbed the top spot.
Florida officials recently slapped a Fort Myers nursing home with a $26,000 fine because the nursing home failed to treat a dangerous rat infestation. The nursing home was also placed on the state’s watch list and officials ratcheted up the facility’s inspection frequency to every six months.
The historic “compromise deal” between the nursing home industry and the trial bar may soon become Florida’s most epic fail for elderly nursing home residents. Get the facts about the “sweetheart deal” that’s designed to rob residents of their rights.
In testimony before Florida’s Senate Judiciary Committee, FFBC’s executive director tells senators how SB670—a controversial nursing home bill that insulates nursing home decision makers from civil accountability—would adversely affect a resident’s right to access records.
Over the last several years, Florida’s nursing-home industrial complex has lobbied time and time again for additional safeguards. Mind you, the protections they’ve spent millions in trying to secure are not for our elderly parents and grandparents. No, those “protections” are for themselves.
Florida health care officials could learn a thing or two about regulating assisted living facilities from no-nonsense sports executives.