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.
Government Officials "Scuttle" Thousands of Complaint Referrals
- Aug 27, 2018
FFBC -- Families for Better Care announced today that nursing home regulators have scuttled thousands of state long-term care ombudsman complaint referrals over the past decade. According to state ombudsman data collected and published by the United States’ Administration on Community Living, 1 in 5 ombudsman complaint referrals were “never acted upon” or they...
Nursing Home Quality HINGES on Staffing Levels
- Mar 21, 2018
FFBC -- Today, Families for Better Care released new evidence correlating direct care staffing levels and inspection performance in Florida’s nursing homes. The group published its findings (Figure 1) after obtaining staffing and enforcement data compiled and released by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to its Nursing Home Compare website. According to Families for...
Neglected: Florida Nursing Homes Face Few Penalties
Melanie Payne & Ryan Miller - Dec 14, 2018
USA TODAY NETWORK - FLORIDA -- When 81-year-old Dolly Moore became lethargic and lost her appetite, nurses at Parklands Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Gainesville said there was nothing wrong. Her children were told to accept that their mother’s worsening dementia triggered the symptoms. Moore was not ill. Her lab results were normal, nurses insisted. But they...