This curated news feed of stories related to nursing home and long-term care around the country includes articles and reports from media outlets and press releases from Families for Better Care.

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FFBC DIRECTOR STATEMENT: Give Nursing Home Residents $300 Bonus Stimulus Payment Using Collected Fines

- Dec 31, 2020

"Since Senator McConnell refuses to act on the $2,000 stimulus for every American, President Trump should go ahead and help those who have been tormented the most by this plague. Give every nursing home resident an extra $300 using the federally collected nursing home fines.More than $450 million available in this relatively untapped gold mine. President Trump should order the Center for...

FFBC Demands Trump Administration Release Nursing Home COVID Report

- Sep 15, 2020

Families for Better Care executive director Brian Lee published this statement on the Trump Administration’s delayed release of the Coronavirus Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes’ report:   Mr. President, families have waited more than five months since your administration announced the creation of a “new and independent Commission” that would...

Families for Better Care Asks Governor DeSantis to Include Molecular Rapid Testing in His Nursing Home Visitation Plan

- Sep 1, 2020

Families for Better Care announced today that it has formally asked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to include at-the-door, molecular rapid testing in any nursing home reopening plan, a crucial piece missing from the Task Force on Safe and Limited Re-Opening of Long-Term Care Facilities' recommendations.   In a letter to Governor DeSantis, FFBC executive director Brian Lee argued that...

FFBC Statement on Governor Abbott’s Latest Nursing Home Action

- Jul 1, 2020

Families for Better Care executive director Brian Lee released this statement on Governor Abbott’s decision to use $9 million in federally collected nursing home fines to implement infection control projects for nursing homes: “Governor Abbott’s latest attempt to protect nursing home residents from COVID19 is a total backfire.  His decision to unlock $9 million of...

FFBC: Trump Administration’s Rejection of COVID-19 Testing Proposal for Nursing Homes Is “Catastrophic Failure"

- Jun 18, 2020

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has rejected Families for Better Care’s proposal to acquire rapid testing machines for every nursing home using the hundreds of millions of dollars in collected nursing home fines languishing in state and federal coffers.  The rejection of this coronavirus testing solution is a catastrophic healthcare and fiscal failure by...
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